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Hotchkiss resigns as Douglas Co. deputy sheriff

ARMOUR -- The Douglas County commissioners accepted Deputy Rob Hotchkiss' resignation Tuesday, which comes on the heels of Hotchkiss pleading guilty to one count of grand theft by deception.

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Rob Hotchkiss
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ARMOUR -- The Douglas County commissioners accepted Deputy Rob Hotchkiss' resignation Tuesday, which comes on the heels of Hotchkiss pleading guilty to one count of grand theft by deception.

Sheriff Jon Coler said Hotchkiss submitted a letter stating his "resignation was effective immediately." Hotchkiss did not attend the meeting, Coler said.

He added that the Sheriff's Department will soon begin looking for a new deputy.

Hotchkiss has pleaded guilty to submitting fraudulent insurance applications to American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus -- commonly known as AFLAC -- to collect commissions.

The grand theft charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

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