Muskingum County Ex-EMS Head Sentenced For Theft, Money Laundering

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The former chief of a central Ohio Emergency Medical Service has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for misspending the nonprofit's money during his tenure.
Thirty-nine-year-old Brian Hatfield was sentenced in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Monday for charges of theft and money laundering and was ordered to pay $345,000 in restitution.
Hatfield served as the chief of the Harrison Township EMS from 2008 to 2012. The Ohio Attorney General's office says Hatfield and other individuals and family members misspent hundreds of thousands of dollars during that time. They alleged Hatfield sold ambulances and the medical service building and its contents and then used the money to buy personal items including a new car and television.
A message left after business hours for Hatfield's attorney wasn't immediately returned.