Jack Corbin, a 30-year county employee who works with Suwannee County Fire/Rescue, has been found not guilty of charges that he stole gasoline from the county.

After a two day trial in Live Oak, Circuit Judge David Fina dismissed a conspiracy charge against Corbin during the trial. A jury later found Corbin, 50, not guilty of the two theft counts, according to Corbin's attorney, George Blow.

Corbin had been on unpaid suspension since his arrest in July. He has now been reinstated with back pay and is expected to return to work, according to Suwannee County Interim Safety Officer Ken Willis.

Corbin was arrested July 14 by Sheriff's Sgt. Jeff Cameron and charged with two counts each of grand theft III and conspiracy to commit grand theft III, according to Suwannee County Jail records and the Sheriff's Office.

The case came about after 960 gallons of gasoline was found missing from the Suwannee County Public Works Department's gas account at Hinton Oil earlier this year. As the investigation continued, Cameron said 1,641 gallons of gasoline was found to be unaccounted for from SCFR. Further investigation led to Corbin's arrest, and that of his son, Joshua Karr Corbin and Misty Creamer.

Joshua Karr Corbin pleaded guilty to grand theft, conspiracy to commit grand theft and was sentenced last week to 5 years probation with one month on house arrest and 30 days in jail, $500 fine and $393 court costs plus community service, according to Third Circuit Assistant State Attorney Mike San Filippo, who prosecuted the case for the state. Creamer pleaded guilty to burglary, grand theft, dealing in stolen property, perjury, violation of the pawn brokering act and was sentenced to 5 years probation, two years house arrest to run concurrent with probation, drug evaluation treatment and court costs, San Filippo said. Both are to pay the county restitution for the gasoline with $2,720 going to the Suwannee County Public Works Department and $1,957 going to SCFR, San Filippo said.

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