- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) - A former treasurer for a volunteer fire association in Nebraska was sentenced to probation for stealing roughly $50,000 from the group.

Forty-five-year-old Michael Stubbs, who is the former treasurer for the La Vista Volunteer Firefighters Association, will serve two years of probation after he pleaded no contest to theft and tax evasion charges. Television station WOWT reports a judge on Monday sentenced Stubbs to two years of probation for each felony charge, but they will be served at the same time.

The association’s president, Joe LaPuzza, contacted La Vista police in January 2015 after noticing changes in the group’s financial books.

Stubbs was also ordered to pay over $8,000 in taxes to the Nebraska Department of Revenue and assigned to have a mental health evaluation.

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