Firefighter charged with theft by a public servant

Billy Gillam. Photo Source: Nacogdoches County
Billy Gillam. Photo Source: Nacogdoches County

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches County volunteer firefighter has turned himself in on a charge of using a fire department credit card to buy gas for his personal vehicle.

Billy Gene Gillam, 54, is charged with theft by public servant, a misdemeanor.

According to the report, Gillam charged the gas to South Nacogdoches County VFD, though he was a member of Lake Nacogdoches VFD at the time of the theft.

Gillam has a 2008 conviction for another misdemeanor charge, this one for theft by check, in Cherokee County.

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