AMVETS finance officer begins sentence for theft from Post 24

Fox45News - An AMVETS finance officer has been sentenced was sentenced to 90 days in prison starting April 23 for stealing from the AMVETS Post 24 in Dayton.

Joseph Bruns, 69, was also ordered to pay $78,731.70 in restitution to AMVETS of no less than $100 a month and will also be on probation for up to 5 years.

Officials started investigating after the Post commander called to report inconsistencies with the Post's finances. They analyzed the documents, and found that the finance officer had made about 130 unauthorized transactions.

Bruns later admitted that he had stolen the money, and entered no contest pleas to charges of grand theft over $7,500 and theft over $7,500.

If he violates any of the conditions of his probation, Bruns will have to serve 18 months in prison.

Also Bruns will not be permitted to go into any AMVETS post or affiliate or institution that primarily serves alcohol, has to perform 30 days of community service, has court-ordered treatment at Turning Point and is not permitted to hold any future job that involves money changing hands.

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