Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Former Wayne assessor sentenced to probation

Former Wayne County Assessor Eric Hodges apologized to his family and the people of Wayne County before he was sentenced Wednesday on embezzlement charges.

Hodges was sentenced to five years’ probation after using the county’s credit card to purchase numerous items including an ATV and a down payment on a motorcycle.

Hodges told Senior Judge Thomas Steptoe Jr., he let the people who cared about him and the people who elected him down and he was truly sorry.

The judge ordered $57,000 in restitution.

Hodges previously pleaded guilty to two counts of embezzlement.