Sonoma County firefighter accused of embezzling money


Sonoma County sheriff's investigators say Bechtold embezzled $63,000 from the firefighter's association of which he serves as treasurer. Other members noticed irregularities in Bechtold's reports and investigators say he's admitted to the embezzlement.

The Rancho Adobe Fire Protection District covers Penngrove, Cotati and unincorporated Petaluma.

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