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Accused Paterson Firefighter Returns To Work With $145,961 In Back Pay

A Paterson firefighter accused of stealing an Ohio State football ring will return to work with $145,961 in back pay, NorthJersey.com reports.
A Paterson firefighter accused of stealing an Ohio State football ring will return to work with $145,961 in back pay, NorthJersey.com reports. Photo Credit: Joshua Jongsma

PATERSON, N.J. — A suspended Paterson firefighter accused of having an Ohio State football ring reported stolen from a fire scene will return to work with $145,961 in back pay, NorthJersey.com reports.

Jose Garcia's criminal indictment case was dismissed by a Superior Court judge in 2015, and he was reinstated as a city firefighter in March 2016, the article says.

Several witnesses alleged seeing Garcia wearing the ring that belonged to Paterson Catholic star Stanley Jackson — an athlete for the Buckeyes in the 1990s, NorthJersey.com says.

The ring was reported missing after Garcia and other firefighters responded to a call at Jackson's mother's house nearly eight years ago, according to NorthJersey.com.

The back pay covers the 18 months between Garcia's suspension until the indictment dismissal, the article says.

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