A Sullivan County assistant district attorney credits the new 911 director and board for catching misconduct that led to the felony conviction now of former longtime 911 director Ike Lowry.
Lowry has pleaded guilty to theft related charges and has been given probation.
That’s part of a plea agreement that saw him plead guilty to a reduced charge of misdemeanor theft.
That’s related to a life insurance policy provided to him when he retired worth $16,000.
Assistant District Attorney Emily Hutchins says it was discovered that shouldn’t have been provided and although Lowry initially would not refund it, he since has.
Lowry also pleaded guilty to felony theft, related to his report that an acquaintance fraudulently used his credit card and he obtained a refund from the bank.
Hutchins says evidence indicates Lowry frequently allowed her to use the card and he has since paid back the bank.