Northshore fire official sentenced for forgery, theft

Stole more than $100K

May 09, 2017 - 9:03 am

(AP)  A former Washington Parish fire official has received a suspended sentence after admitting to funneling public funds for personal enrichment.

Timothy P. Duncan was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty April 24 to 32 counts of forgery and other charges. The 53-year-old was a member of the Board of Commissioners for Fire District Number 6.

The Northshore district attorney's office says in a news release that state auditors found he used his position to direct nearly $130,000 to himself and family between 2012 and 2015.

The fire board called auditors to investigate in 2015 after learning Duncan misappropriated fire district funds.

A restitution hearing has been set for July 6.

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