Former Ohio volunteer firefighter convicted of stealing from department
A former member of the Mineral City Volunteer Fire Department was ordered to pay $250 in restitution to the organization for stealing from its April 6 quarter auction
The Times-Reporter, New Philadelphia, Ohio
MINERAL CITY, Ohio — A former member of the Mineral City Volunteer Fire Department was ordered to pay $250 in restitution to the organization for stealing from its April 6 quarter auction.
Christopher Baumgardner, 39, of Bolivar, was removed from the department that evening, according to Councilwoman Laurie Green.
Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office investigated the case against him. The misdemeanor theft charge was filed April 22 in New Philadelphia Municipal Court.
Court records show he entered a no-contest plea and was found guilty. On June 7, he was given a 180-day jail sentence with all but 10 days suspended. He was permitted to serve the 10 days on the court's work program rather than in the Tuscarawas County Jail. He was placed on probation for a year.
In addition to the restitution, Baumgardner was ordered to pay $360 for being supervised while on probation, $127 in court costs and a $25 public defender fee, making a total of $762 owed.
His punishment was determined by Magistrate Garry Hurless and approved by Judge Nanette DeGarmo VonAllman.
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