- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) - A Northeast Kansas fire chief has been arrested on theft charges after authorities say he embezzled money while acting as treasurer of an area organization.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1oszW06 ) 45-year-old Ryan White was arrested this week on two felony and five misdemeanor counts of theft.

Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse says the Soldier Fire Department chief stole more than $2,000 from the Soldier Ball Association in 2012 and 2013.

White was released from the Jackson County jail after posting bond. He didn’t return a request for comment Tuesday by the newspaper.

It’s unclear if he is still the fire chief. Calls to the Soldier Fire Department by the newspaper weren’t returned.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, https://www.cjonline.com

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