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Firefighter Charged With Making False 911 Calls

Posted October 31, 2003 2:40 a.m. EST

— A High Point firefighter and his wife are charged with making three false 9-1-1 calls that reported fires last weekend.

Police charged Randy Keith Hughes with two counts of misuse of the 9-1-1 system. They also charged his wife, Heather Lynn Hughes, with one count of misusing the 9-1-1 system.

The charge is a misdemeanor offense.

Authorities are also investigating the theft of hundreds of dollars from three fire stations that responded to the three false emergency calls.

Hughes has been a firefighter for four years.

Police reports say someone used a key to enter Station No. 8 on Sunday and took $90 that was to be used for meals, cable and other station activities. Sometime Saturday or Sunday, someone entered Station No. 2 with a key and stole $380 of firefighters' money.

The thefts have not yet been linked to the false calls.