Fire chief pleas not guilty to embezzlement charges
May 27, 2020
Green River Fire Department Chief Mike Nomis pleaded not guilty felony theft and wrongful appropriation of public property charges during an arraignment last week.
Nomis appeared before Third Judicial District Court Judge Suzannah Robinson Thursday morning through a video conference. His trial was set for 9 a.m. Oct. 5.
Nomis and his wife face charges after allegedly taking money from the Green River Fire Department Foundation’s various accounts. If found guilty of the felony change, Nomis faces an potential sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
The wrongful appropriation of public property charge is a misdomeaner, punishable by up to one year in jail and up top a $1,000 fine.
During the hearing, Nomis’ bond stipulations were modified, prohibiting him from having contact with past or present members of the GRFD, with the exception of his father, former fire chief George Nomis.
Cari Kragovich, director of human resources for the city, said Nomis is still on the city’s payroll, but could not comment on his employment status.