CUMBERLAND, Ky. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a suspended fire chief in eastern Kentucky on charges of theft and abuse of public trust.
Media reported the charges against 66-year-old Fess Eldridge came after a lengthy Kentucky State Police investigation into missing funds at the fire department in Cumberland. Officials suspended Eldridge after the probe started in February.
The indictment handed down on Tuesday says Eldridge allegedly deposited money for training into his personal account.
Court officials say Eldridge does not yet have an attorney listed in documents.
He is set to be arraigned on Dec. 19.