Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) –
This morning, Judge Matt Sulivan accepted Dale Colter‘s negotiated Guilty plea for Class A Misdemeanor theft.
Colter was sentenced to:
- 2 years’ probation
- 180 days in Edgar County Jail, with 1 day credit for time served and 178 days stayed
- Fined $439, plus $700 fine, plus $600 PSF, and was granted $30 credit for time served
- State acknowledged restitution was complete
- granted leave for out of state work
Dale Colter is a former Vermilion, IL. volunteer fireman who repeatedly used the fire department’s credit card to put fuel into his personal vehicle.
We first reported this in October 2019 and included some of the more than 50 separate video footages from the gas station allegedly showing these transactions.
The fire department referred it to law enforcement, and (now-former) State’s Attorney Mark Isaf charged him with felony theft, which was later reduced to Misdemeanor theft under a negotiated plea deal.