- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An arrest warrant has been issued for the former chief financial officer of a Utah utility convicted of embezzlement.

Fourth District Judge Roger Griffin on Wednesday issued the no-bail warrant for Anthony Furness after he failed to appear for a probation review hearing.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1STvsdG ) prosecutors maintain the former executive of Heber Light & Power in Wasatch County should be sent to prison for fleeing to Vancouver, British Columbia, and failing to make restitution payments.

In January, the 56-year-old Furness pleaded guilty to felony attempted theft by deception.

Griffin stayed a prison sentence as long as Furness completed three years of probation, served 10 days in jail and made restitution.

Furness agreed to pay about $51,000 in restitution, but prosecutors say he has made only two full monthly payments.

His attorney has asked the judge to stay the jail time, saying it would be a financial hardship for Furness to travel to Utah from Canada.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com



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