- Associated Press - Saturday, December 19, 2015

OBERLIN, La. (AP) - A former Allen Parish sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to one year in prison and three years’ supervised probation after he used the department’s credit cards to buy more than $24,000 in fuel that he later resold for personal gain.

Additionally, The American Press reports (http://bit.ly/1ZhU6I5) 46-year-old Patrick Buxton Sr. of Glenmora must pay a $2,000 fine, court costs and probation fees.

Buxton faced up to five years in prison after an Allen Parish jury found him guilty of malfeasance in office in September.

Prosecutors say Buxton, who had been a sheriff’s deputy for more than a decade, filled industrial-sized storage drums with gasoline and resold the fuel for personal profit.

The thefts reportedly occurred in 2011 and 2012.

The case was prosecuted by the state’s Attorney General’s Office.

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Information from: American Press, http://www.americanpress.com

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