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Ex-Crown King District fire chief accused of stealing funds

Posted at 4:56 PM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 19:56:52-04

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 a $25,000 bond on suspicion of theft, fraudulent use of a credit card and forgery.
Dillon was fire chief of the district 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.