Wyoming fire chief arrested on suspicion of embezzling more than $125K
KSTU / Sweetwater Cty. Sheriff
Stephanie & Michael Nomis

via KSTU:

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (KSTU) -- The fire chief of a small town in Wyoming and his wife have been arrested on suspicion of embezzling more than $125,000.

Green River Fire Chief Michael Nomis, 50, and Stephanie Nomis, 46, are charged with felony theft. The chief is also charged with wrongful appropriation of public property.

After an investigation into the city's finances that began in November, detectives with the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office found at least $125,000 missing from Green River Fire Department Foundation accounts.

The sheriff's office states the foundation receives money donated from local organizations and businesses to supplement the budget from the city. Some also came from volunteer firefighters' pay.

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