Kimball receives probation, has to pay city $5,000

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STANDISH — Dr. Jeffrey Kimball, the Standish chiropractor who pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of a public utility less than $500 on April 23, was sentenced to one year of probation for the charge and must pay $5,000 in restitution to the city of Standish by Dec. 1.

During the April 23 court date when Kimball pleaded, he told the court he physically removed the city’s water meter from the line running into his residence between March and September of 2013, and proceeded to use water while the meter was unattached.

City officials in Standish began pursuing charges against Kimball in December 2013 after an investigation into water usage at his residence showed what they believed to be an abnormally low amount of usage.

Fraudulent use of a public utility less than $500 is a misdemeanor. Prior to the plea agreement, Kimball was charged with fraudulent use more than $500, which is a felony.

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