Fostoria police chief cleared of charges

TIFFIN A police chief accused of lying on his job application and resume was found not guilty Tuesda
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

TIFFIN

A police chief accused of lying on his job application and resume was found not guilty Tuesday.

Seneca County Common Pleas Judge Michael Kelbley cleared Fostoria chief John McGuire of tampering with records and falsification charges.

McGuire, a former Perkins Township police detective, said he was relieved. He worked for Perkins and Upper Sandusky police departments before being hired in February 2006.

A union representing Fostoria's officers tried to block his hiring and accused him of embellishing his resume and job application. A special prosecutor said the chief lied about his rank, position, duties, responsibilities and salary in his previous jobs.

McGuire testified during his trial, during which some Perkins officers also testified, that he never meant to defraud the city.

Fostoria is about 35 miles southeast of Toledo.