Ex Basehor fire chief sentenced for stealing

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A former fire chief of a township near Leavenworth has been sentenced to a year of probation for felony theft.

Fifty-two-year-old Jeff H. Theno, or rural Basehor, was sentenced Wednesday for theft that occurred while he was chief of the Fairmount Township Fire Department.

County Attorney Todd Thompson says Theno signed a contract to remodel the department’s fire station. He was given a total of $14,000 for supplies but he did not buy the materials or remodel the station. Theno pleaded guilty in December.

District Judge Gunnar Sundby said Theno had the lowest criminal history score possible. He suspended a six-month prison sentence and placed Theno on probation.

The Leavenworth Times reports (bit.ly/1tx4G2l ) Theno was the department’s chief for more than 10 years. He resigned in July.


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