Former Hall County Deputy sentenced

A former sheriff's deputy has been given a year of probation for stealing from Hall County.

Kevin Bombeck, 35, was sentenced on Thursday. The judge also ordered him to pay nearly $1,500 in restitution. Bombeck was fired from the department on Jan. 17.

Authorities say Bombeck had filed for and taken his county pay although he didn't attend five scheduled training sessions for the U.S. Army Reserve. He'd used the department's computer system to claim paycheck hours for military leave.

Bombeck apologized during his sentencing hearing and said he wanted to take full responsibility for his actions.

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