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Convicted felon back at work for Robeson County

Posted October 23, 2008 4:42 p.m. EDT
Updated October 23, 2008 5:06 p.m. EDT

— A former Robeson County sheriff's deputy who spent time behind bars is back at work for the county.

Ricky Britt worked for the county for about 20 years before he pleaded guilty in February to satellite piracy as part of Operation Tarnished Badge.

He was sentenced to three months in prison and three months of home confinement.

Last week, he started his new job, as a maintenance employee for the county water department.

A spokesman with the Robeson County Human Resources Department said the county has no policy prohibiting the hiring of convicted felons.