Former Nebraska Fire Chief Accused Of Theft

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A fire chief who lost his job after being accused of theft has been jailed in southeast Nebraska.

John Porter surrendered to Lincoln police on Wednesday morning. A Lancaster County jailer says the 46-year-old Porter is still in custody, awaiting court action on the theft allegation.

The board of the Southeast Fire & Rescue Department in Lincoln dismissed Porter on February 1st. Porter has denied the board's allegations that he stole thousands from the department by manipulating accounts.

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