MOUNT VERNON — Former Mount Vernon Fire Chief Shawn T. Christy was indicted by the Knox County Grand Jury on Tuesday on 19 felony counts.
According to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher, the indictment alleges between Jan. 1, 2009, and Aug. 26, 2011, Christy, 39, Centerburg, committed theft in office by receiving paramedic compensation in addition to his salary totaling $5,194.52, by deceiving his former employer and beyond the scope of the city’s consent. Tampering with government records charges allege that Christy falsified his emergency medical services training records so that it would appear he was complying with paramedic continuing education requirements. The indictment alleges Christy forged the signature of a former EMS training coordinator on the face of an emergency medical services training certificate. Falsification counts accuse Christy of making false statements to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services, about his continuing education requirements. The case was investigated by Detective Craig Feeney, Mount Vernon Police Department.
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