Dallas Co. EMA director, husband accused of theft

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors say the director of the Dallas County Emergency Management Agency and her husband are accused of stealing $20,000 from the local fire department.

Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson said Thursday that Rhonda Abbott and her husband Bryan Johnson are accused of stealing money from the Selma-Dallas County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad.

Jackson says Abbott is accused of using her work computer to make payments for the couple’s bills with the department’s money. The district attorney says Johnson once worked as a volunteer firefighter.

The two are facing charges of using a public office for personal gain, theft, and misapplication of property.

Both are being held on $50,000 bond and it’s unclear if they have attorneys.

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