The Case That Prompted this Blog
October 30, 2012
Ex Tulare Fire Captain to be Sentenced November 26
Oct. 26, 2012
A former Tulare City Fire captain entered a no contest plea to elder abuse charges stemming from allegations he took money from his aunt’s benefits.
Keith Little, 49, entered his plea earlier this week to two counts of felony elder abuse and one misdemeanor count. He’s subject to a one year sentence in jail, the Tulare County District Attorney’s office said.
Little’s sentencing hearing was set for Nov. 26, a day before he’s to turn himself over to federal authorities on additional charges stemming from the same incident.
In early August, Little was sentenced to six months in prison. The two incarceration periods will be served consecutively, Tulare County Assistant District Attorney Shani Jenkins said.
“He doesn’t get to served the same time for the two offenses,” she said.
Little is also subject to receive a five year suspended prison sentence. That’s the same time he has to pay restitution, Jenkins said.
Little worked for the Tulare Fire Department for more than 20 years. He was first hired in 1989 as a firefighter and then promoted to engineer in 1997. He was named captain in June 2004. He left the department Feb. 10.
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