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Preston Fire Department's Treasurer Arrested

Date of News Release: 08/09/2010

(Morehead, Ky.) -- Trooper Nathan Shortridge received a call on 08/06/2010 from the Preston Fire Department that their treasurer, Christopher White, had been cashing checks without the approval of the department. On 08/07/2010 KSP Post 8 received information that the suspect was staying at the Natural Bridge Paradise Chalet in Slade. After the suspect gave consent a search of the cabin was conducted. The units located two firearms, a large amount of drugs and $42,439 in cash. Christopher White was placed under arrest and charged with theft by unlawful taking $10,000 or more and trafficking in a controlled substance 1st drug unspecified. Mr. White was lodged at the Powell County Jail and the theft remains under investigation by Tpr. Nathan Shortridge.

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