A former Clovis firefighter was arrested and charged with stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a firefighters' union, the Fresno County District Attorney's Office announced Friday.
37-year-old John Morton Watson is charged with embezzling as much as $150,000 from the Clovis Firefighters Association between 2004 and 2011 when he served as the association's treasurer, the DA said.
Watson surrendered to police. He was booked and later released on his own recognizance.
According to the DA, Watson pleaded not guilty to all charges on March 27. His next hearing is scheduled for May 1.
Watson served as a Clovis firefighter for 12 years.
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