Ex-Crown King District fire chief accused of stealing funds
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have arrested the former chief of the Crown King Fire District for the alleged theft of public funds.
Pinal County Sheriff’s officials say 50-year-old Mark Dillon is jailed on suspicion of theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. A forgery charge remains under investigation.
Dillon was the district’s fire chief from August 2016 to June of 2017.
The district is a legal taxing authority established as a special district within Yavapai County.
Authorities say Dillon had access to a credit card for incidental department-only related expenses.
He allegedly used the card without authorization for the purchase of more than $4,000 in personal goods and services during multiple transactions over a five-month span.
Dillon was arrested last week at his Coolidge home.
It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.