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Tampa fire captain to plead guilty to theft from charity

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A Tampa fire captain has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges for embezzling more than $187,000 from a children’s charity that was founded by his father. The Tampa Tribune reported Tuesday that 50-year-old Alfred Schaffer faces up to 20 years in prison under terms of the plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court in Tampa. Tampa Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Penny says Schaffer was suspended from his job Monday. Officials say Schaffer took the money from Hope Children’s Home through…

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