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Pumping Gas

DUNKERTON, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say Dunkerton’s former police chief will receive probation as part of a plea deal on allegations that he used a city credit card to fuel his personal vehicle.

On Monday Timothy Schultz entered written Alford pleas, saying “the state has enough evidence to convict me of this offense, and I want to take advantage of the plea offer, although I do not believe I am guilty of committing this offense.” Two felony charges he faced were downgraded to misdemeanors in exchange for his pleas.

At sentencing Schultz will be given two years of probation and be ordered to pay restitution.

Schultz served as chief until city officials began to question fuel expenses in 2014. State auditors later found that he made about $2,500 worth of improper fuel purchases.