Indicted Ex-fire Chief Expected To Surrender

Ponca City Now - October 28, 2013 6:41 am

PEGGS, Okla. (AP) – A former Peggs volunteer fire chief charged with forgery and embezzlement is expected to surrender to face the charges.

Cherokee County Undersheriff Jason Chennault told the Muskogee Phoenix that Roger Dale Fine has made arrangements with prosecutors to surrender Monday.

Fine was indicted Thursday by the state’s multicounty grand jury on 16 counts of forgery and one count of embezzlement. He allegedly forged signatures on the fire department’s bank account to take more than $4,725 that he used for "gambling, personal enrichment and other unlawful purposes."

Online court documents do not list an attorney for Fine.

Fine – who is also a Cherokee County deputy sheriff – resigned as fire chief earlier this year and Chennault says Fine has been suspended by the sheriff’s department.

 

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