Former rural fire chief enters plea in theft case

(Lincoln-AP) -- Former Southwest Lincoln Rural Fire Protection
District Chief Gregg Fisher has pleaded NO contest to theft by
deception over use of a department credit card for his personal
use.
In court yesterday (Tuesday), the 39-year-old Fisher also agreed
to make 13-thousand-950-dollars in restitution. That came in a plea
agreement in which prosecutors reduced the felony class from three
to four.
Fisher is scheduled to be sentenced July 17th. He faces a
maximum of five years in prison and a ten-thousand-dollar fine.
Prosecutors are recommending, however, that Fisher receive five
years probation.
Prosecutors claimed Fisher used a department credit card to get
cash advances and to purchase fishing equipment, compact discs and
other personal items.
He was Southwest Rural fire chief for eight years until his
resignation in October. He is a Lincoln firefighter.

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