The former manager of the Knox County Ambulance District pleads guilty to stealing more than $10,000 in Medicare benefits.

As part of a plea deal, Russell Hall pleaded guilty to stealing money, while charges he allegedly stole controlled substances were dropped.

Court documents state that Hall wrote checks from the ambulance district’s bank account for vacation pay beyond what he was entitled to, and wrote checks to himself for extra shifts he never worked.

Hall is alleged to have stolen nearly $28,000. The account the checks were written on are funded through Medicare reimbursements.

Hall could face up to ten years in prison and fines up to $250,000.

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