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Firefighter Charged With Making False 911 Calls

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — A High Point firefighter and his wife arecharged with making three false 9-1-1 calls that reported fireslast weekend.

Police charged Randy Keith Hughes with two counts of misuse ofthe 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 ofdollars from three fire stations that responded to the three falseemergency calls.

Hughes has been a firefighter for four years.

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

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

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