Former Barre Town firefighter pleads guilty to embezzlement

BARRE, Vt. (AP) A former Barre Town firefighter has pleaded guilty to embezzling fire department funds.

The Times Argus reports that Kevin Otis was placed on probation for a year and ordered to do 40 hours of community service.  As part of the plea agreement on Thursday, the embezzlement charge was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. A police affidavit says that Otis told the fire chief that he had spent $935 from the station’s account for personal items, and after realizing the mistake he paid back $950. 

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