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Former Ala. fire chief arrested for misusing department funds

Michael Watson was charged with two counts of first degree theft of property and one count of second degree theft

By FireRescue1 Staff

ONEONTA, Alabama – A former fire chief was arrested Monday and charged with misusing fire department funds for personal items.

AL.com reported that Michael Watson, 45, was the fire chief of the Bangor Fire Department until 2012. Watson was arrested by the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office after an investigation into his use of the fire department’s money, according to the report.

Watson was charged with two counts of first degree theft of property for spending fire department money on $3,000 worth of cell phones and service plans and $5,000 of computers, printers and other electronics for personal use, according to the report.

AL.com also reported that Watson was charged with one count of second degree theft for reimbursing himself $1,500 for items that were never purchased.

Watson is currently in the Blount County Correctional Facility and has a $90,000 bond, according to the report.




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