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Former fire chief faces embezzlement charges

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BENNINGTON, Vt. -

The former Bennington Rural Fire Department chief is facing embezzlement charges.

The Bennington Banner reports Joseph Hayes and his wife, Angela, are due in court next month for an alleged fraud with a department-sponsored raffle when Hayes was chief.

According to police, participants say they won prizes and never received them, and the ticket money was never given to the department.

The case is under investigation.

Hayes also faced an embezzlement charge in 2007, but was referred to the court diversion program.

He's already on probation for throwing a flashlight at a car last June.

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