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Former Fire Inspector Sentenced On Fraud Charges
Updated May 5, 2013 1:09 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(HOPE) - A former Bartholomew County fire inspector was sentenced Tuesday after initially pleading guilty on Class D felony fraud last month in exchange for a second fraud charge being dropped.

The Republic reports, 52-year-old Kevin Tibbs, of Hope, will serve one year on probation, 60 days on work release and repay $590.71 for defrauding the German Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Under state statute those convicted of a Class D felony can ask the court to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor. Circuit Court judge Stephen Heimann reduced the charge to a Class A misdemeanor.

Tibbs, who has worked as a volunteer firefighter in Bartholomew County for 25 years, admitted using the fire department's credit card for gas without authorization. Tibbs was a member of the department and had reached the rank of captain. He also served for the Clay Township Volunteer Fire Department.

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