LINCOLN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A former fire chief is headed to prison for embezzlement.
Thirty-seven-year-old Mike Boyd was chief at the New Sight Volunteer Fire Department in Lincoln County.
He was sentenced to three years after pleading guilty to stealing almost $25,000 from his department.
According to the Brookhaven Daily Leader, seven years of his 10 year sentence was suspended and he must serve five years of supervised released. Boyd was also ordered to refund the embezzled amount, fined $3,000 and court costs.
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