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Firefighter Pleads Not Guilty to Embezzlement
Posted: 12:19 PM Mar 31, 2012
Reporter: Associated Press

CLOVIS, Calif. (AP) - A former firefighter in Fresno County has pleaded not guilty to charges that he embezzled from the firefighters' union.

The Fresno Bee reports that 37-year-old John Morton Watson entered the plea this week. He is accused of taking more than $100,000 from the Clovis Firefighters Association from late 2004 to 2011.

Authorities say Watson served as the union's treasurer and acknowledged taking $56,000 for a personal hardship, but said he borrowed money from his parents to repay the union's treasury.

His attorney has said he and Watson proposed a plan to pay additional funds back to the union, but did not hear from union officials.
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