Newport Police have arrested a Lincoln County government IT employee on charges of embezzling funds from his union for which he held the position of treasurer. Brian Fine, 25, was arrested after an investigation by Newport Police and the county grand jury which handed down the charges, including six counts of Theft in the First Degree. Fine was booked into the Lincoln County Jail and his bail was set at $150,000.
Police say the investigation is continuing. Anyone with any information that would be of assistance is asked to contact Detective Mitch France at 541-574-3367
County officials want to make it clear that the missing funds are not county government funds and that no county equipment was used in the alleged embezzlements.
Fine is a resident of Waldport.