• Mint Hill former fire chief pleads guilty to embezzling more than $225K


    MINT HILL, N.C. - Mint Hill’s former fire chief pleaded guilty to embezzlement Monday morning.

    Jeremy Russell admitted to embezzling more than $225,000.

    Investigators said he used the money to support a gambling habit.

    The judge set a pre-trial hearing for Russell, but didn’t set a sentencing hearing.

    Russell could face up to 10 years in prison.

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