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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:00 pm

Have no fear, the vast majority of the taxing entities in Franklin County guard your money well and try to be good stewards when it comes to spending those tax dollars. However, in the county we have 58 taxing entities and every now and then there is a problem.

The former fire chief of the St. Clair Fire Protection District has been indicted on fraud and multiple tax evasion charges, involving his alleged misuse of about $593,236 between January 2006 and September 2011. Former Chief Eric Hinson said he is innocent and the U.S. Attorney’s office always points out the defendant in an indictment is innocent until proven otherwise.

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