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    Former Volunteer Fire Chief Pleads Guilty to Theft of over $600,000

    David Roy MacBean, 41, appeared in Jefferson County District Court today and pled guilty to stealing over $600,000 from the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District during the time that he served as their volunteer Fire Chief.

    MacBean pled guilty to two counts of Theft - $20,000 or more (F3) and one count of Embezzlement (F5).

    Between January 2010 and March 2013 MacBean made unauthorized purchases in the amount of $647,351 using the Fire Protection District’s credit card and bank accounts. MacBean made numerous purchases through PayPal, Amazon.com, at Big R and at various other retail merchants for his personal use.

    He was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury in October, 2013.

    As volunteer Fire Chief, David MacBean was responsible for the overall supervision of operations for the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District, subject to the direction of the board of directors. This included the operation of the fire department, hiring and managing of staff and assisting in preparing the annual budget.

    The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is funded by mill levy property taxes.

    Sentencing has been set for June 24 at 3:00. MacBean agreed to pay restitution in the amount of $647,351.59 as ordered by the court. He remains out on $40,000 bond.

    Pam Russell
    DA Public Information

    April 7, 2014

    David MacBean

    Last Updated: 4-7-2014
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