Former Swartswood Fire Chief Sentenced to Pre-trial Intervention

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The former fire chief of the now-disbanded Swartswood Volunteer Fire Department has been sentenced to two years in the pre-trial intervention program. According to the New Jersey Herald, Anthony Ashley was accused of attempting to sign over the title of a fire department vehicle in order to register it in his own name.

In addition to the program, the 53-year-old must complete 200 hours of community service and pay $125 in fees.

Ashley's wife, Tami Richardson, used to be the treasurer/secretary of the organization and admitted to stealing $75,000 from the group over several years. She was sentenced to 210 days in the Sussex County Jail and will have to pay over $73,000 in restitution to the Board of Trustees.

Read the NJHerald.com story here.

Former Swartswood Fire Chief Pleads Not Guilty to Falsifying Records
Former Swartswood Fire Chief Pleads Not Guilty to Falsifying Records
The 53-year-old was reportedly offered a plea deal but did not accept it.
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