November 1, 2014

City pursuing charges against chiropractor

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STANDISH — Dr. Jeffrey Kimball DC, a Standish chiropractor, has been charged with public utility fraud more than $500.

Standish city officials believe Kimball’s water usage meter is not showing true readings. City Manager Curt Hillman said during the city’s Dec. 16 council meeting that he and city Police Chief Mark Christian have been monitoring the water usage at Kimball’s practice, and that readings from the city’s meters show an abnormally low amount of usage.

Hillman presented a graph illustrating the amount of water used in Kimball’s residence in March shows that the only days any water usage registered on the city’s meters were between March 21 and March 27. April’s usage chart was similar, only showing water being used on April 22-28.

Hillman said the numbers over the past several months show a comparable pattern.

“At least in the last seven months or so, we’ve got some good numbers,” he said.

Kimball was bound over to circuit court by 81st District Court Judge Allen Yenior Dec. 16, and is scheduled for circuit court arraignment Jan. 8.

The maximum penalty for public utility fraud over $500 is four years in prison and/or $5,000.

Kimball did not wish to comment on the issue.

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