• Changes after volunteer fire chief pleads guilty to embezzlement

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    MINT HILL, N.C. - Mint Hill’s former volunteer fire chief pled guilty to embezzlement.

    Jeremy Russell pled guilty Tuesday to embezzling more than $225,000, which investigators said he used to support a gambling habit.

    Mint Hill’s town manager said Wednesday he plans to talk with the Mint Hill fire department about the audit control and other issues identified during the investigation.

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