Former Wilmington fire chief sentenced to prison
Former Wilmington Fire Chief Anthony Goode has been sentenced to prison.
Goode admitted to stealing from a professional development group that helps minority firefighters called the Gallant Blazers, Inc.
Court documents place the crime between January 2009 and October 2016. Goode was serving as Gallant Blazers president and as Wilmington’s fire chief at the time.
He received a one-year prison sentence from a Superior Court Judge Friday after pleading guilty to theft of $50,000 or more and unlawful use of a payment card back in December.
Goode is also ordered to serve one year of probation following his term in prison and repay the Gallant Blazers more than $62,000.
Goode was also charged with criminal racketeering in 2017. That felony charge was dropped with his guilty plea.
Goode had served in the Wilmington Fire Department for nearly two decades.