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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.