- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) - In a story Oct. 28 about a former fire chief being sentenced, The Associated Press reported erroneously the terms of the sentence. Tommy F. Johnson was sentenced to a year of probation, not a year in jail.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Ex-fire chief sentenced to probation

Former fire chief sentenced to probation for taking credit card from department

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) - A one-time fire chief and sheriff’s detective in southern Kentucky has been sentenced to a year of probation after entering an Alford plea to theft.

The Times-Tribune reported (https://bit.ly/133fWas) that 40-year-old Tommy F. Johnston of London entered the plea in Laurel Circuit Court on Monday and was sentenced immediately.

Johnston entered the plea to charges that he took a credit card belonging to the Laurel Fire Department and charged personal items on it.

An Alford plea allowed Johnston to maintain his innocence but plead guilty with the acknowledgement that there was enough evidence to convict him before a judge or jury.

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