Former Councilor Fred Allen, whose resignation from his post on council was approved on July 7, is facing felony charges. Allen was indicted by the grand jury on Tuesday, June 24 on one count of theft in office and one count of tampering with records.
It is charged that between January 12, 2012 and February 6, 2014 that Allen stole county property or services as a public official. Allen is also charged with the tampering of related government records.
Allen, who also formerly served as the Fulton County’s Weights and Measures inspector and as the Assistant Chief of the Wauseon Fire Department, was arraigned on June 26th in the Fulton County Common Pleas Court. No hearing date has yet been set.
Aside from resigning his position on council, Allen resigned from his position as the Weights and Measures inspector in February. He has also asked Wauseon Fire Chief Rick Sluder for an indefinite amount of time off from his position with the fire department. Allen has since been placed on administrative leave from that position.