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Former Bucks Lake fire chief charged with embezzlement

The former chief of the Bucks Lake Fire Department has been charged with embezzling more than $300,000 from the department.

Plumas County District Attorney Dave Hollister provided an update on the case following the latest court date on March 17.

On December 16, 2022, Jeffery Michael Iversen (age 64, now of Florida) was charged in a one count criminal complaint with felony embezzlement. Iversen is alleged to have embezzled $302,395.70 from the Bucks Lake Fire Department Inc., and Bucks Lake Volunteer Firefighters Inc.

On March 3, 2023, Iversen personally appeared in court and entered a plea of not guilty and waived his right to a speedy trial. Iversen’s case was scheduled for a pretrial conference on March 17, but was continued until April 21. Hollister said that since Iverson lives out of state it is likely that his attorney will appear on his behalf for that court date.

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