Police: Booster Club leader misused f...

Police: Booster Club leader misused funds

There are 19 comments on the The Greenville News story from Oct 8, 2007, titled Police: Booster Club leader misused funds. In it, The Greenville News reports that:

“The club will be moving on to do what's best for all students.”

Easley High Booster Club president James Russell Rakestraw has been arrested and charged with seven counts of breach of trust stemming from an investigation into misuse of booster club funds. via The Greenville News

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well it just is a

Greenville, SC

#1 Apr 12, 2008
maybe not all the facts are in great guy.hard worker didi alot for the booster club..have to wait and see
cheaters caught

Spartanburg, SC

#2 Feb 19, 2010
THE FACTS ARE IN>>>> A THIEF IS A THIEF!! Just got caught!

Needs to be put away before does it to another unsuspecting person or business.

Wait, he is doing it again NOW!
wow

Easley, SC

#3 Feb 19, 2010
just when you think you know someone!
lies catch up

Spartanburg, SC

#4 Mar 9, 2010
So funny how lies catch up with ya! If a man would steal from children, there is NOTHING he wouldn't do. This man should be behind bars. Hope he doesnt have children to EMBARASS!

We were thinking of moving to Easley, but with people like this residing there. I dont think so!!

Remaining in MD!
which is it

Spartanburg, SC

#5 Apr 1, 2010
well it just is a wrote:
maybe not all the facts are in great guy.hard worker didi alot for the booster club..have to wait and see
I bet you he wrote this about his dam self, because I know him and he is a compulsive liar. Told everyone that he played football for USC.. Right!!! Every word that comes out of his mouth is a lie. Ask NORMAL POOLE! SHame on you JAMES!
too much to list on him

Spartanburg, SC

#6 Apr 1, 2010
Rakestraw, James 3386 - Checks / Fraudulent use of check, more than $5,000 - 1st offense 3386 - arrest date 2/4/10...

Judgments

For: Earl Endicott DBA Wood Pros, Against: Rakestraw, James Judg. Amount:$7,590.00 Judgment Date: 09/24/2009

Rakestraw, James 0421 - Breach / Breach of trust with fraudulent intent, value $5,000 or more 0421 - Breach / Breach of trust with fraudulent intent, value $5,000 or more 10/06/2008
Bobby

Richmond, VA

#7 Jul 12, 2016
well it just is a wrote:
maybe not all the facts are in great guy.hard worker didi alot for the booster club..have to wait and see
This guy now works at Michelin and he is still telling lies.He's a compulsive liar.Straight up con artist.Little does he know everyone knows his track record.He never was a superintendent.He's dangerous with his mouth
Bobby

Richmond, VA

#8 Jul 12, 2016
Con artist. Now works at Michelin.Everyone out here knows he is a compulsive liar.Lies about everything.Never was a superintendent and never played football.James you been exposed.Fraud fake phoney
E Davidson31

Charlotte, NC

#9 Mar 15, 2017
well it just is a wrote:
maybe not all the facts are in great guy.hard worker didi alot for the booster club..have to wait and see
This guy couldn't tell the truth to save his life.Such a slum bag!!!!This guy is a career criminal
JJ greenwave45

Charlotte, NC

#10 Mar 15, 2017
If you come in contact with this man....Flee!!!He is a con artist that goes around ripping ppl and businesses off.He talks a good game but everything he says turns out to be lies.James Russell Rakestraw you should be ashamed for taking ppl hard earned honest money.
JJ greenwave45

Charlotte, NC

#11 Mar 30, 2017
Bobby wrote:
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This guy now works at Michelin and he is still telling lies.He's a compulsive liar.Straight up con artist.Little does he know everyone knows his track record.He never was a superintendent.He's dangerous with his mouth
He no longer works for Michelin...lies done caught up with him there probably.He is a disgrace to the human race
TwKnight

Charlotte, NC

#12 Apr 4, 2017
JJ greenwave45 wrote:
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He no longer works for Michelin...lies done caught up with him there probably.He is a disgrace to the human race
Yeah he no longer works there...Guy tried to rip my uncle off.
Ann Thomas

United States

#13 Apr 17, 2017
What ever happen to morals? We are in moral decline when we think It is ok to stick our hands in someone else pocket and just take what does not belong to us! Shame on you! Did you take a lesson from the PCSB. Members?
Lookinthe mirror

Easley, SC

#14 Apr 24, 2017
TwKnight wrote:
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Yeah he no longer works there...Guy tried to rip my uncle off.
Jesus tells us to not Judge. We all fall, I know I have had my share of mistakes, maybe we should all forgive. I look back at these comments and it seems some of you have nothing better to do. I will continue to pray God will touch this man's heart and yours too.
Ann Morton

Greer, SC

#15 Nov 20, 2017
Any one know where this guy works now?
Ann Morton

Greer, SC

#16 Nov 20, 2017
JJ greenwave45 wrote:
If you come in contact with this man....Flee!!!He is a con artist that goes around ripping ppl and businesses off.He talks a good game but everything he says turns out to be lies.James Russell Rakestraw you should be ashamed for taking ppl hard earned honest money.
Yes, my son was just taken advantage of by this man after purchasing his first home. Wish so bad someone would have warned us or we would have seen this and many other threads about him first.$2000 later, lied about being a general contractor, used material that was not up to code, all around FAULTY JOB! Man, when I looked him up and saw ALL the multiple judgements against him in our county and surrounding counties, it does appear this is his career. SAD! Disgusting!!!
Brhunter44

Jacksonville, NC

#17 Nov 21, 2017
Ripped me off , he's nothing but a con artist. Wasn't even man enough to talk to me one phone only text if you get that lucky. Coward
Ann Morton

Greer, SC

#18 Nov 22, 2017
JJ greenwave45 wrote:
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He no longer works for Michelin...lies done caught up with him there probably.He is a disgrace to the human race
Where does he work now? Any idea?
Blueyesblond83

United States

#19 Aug 2, 2018
Ann Morton wrote:
Any one know where this guy works now?
Yes he works at a company called THS National, LLC in North Carolina

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