Former Mason Co. Deputy Claims Wrongful Termination

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A former deputy with the Mason County Sheriff's Department says he was forced to resign because of racial prejudice.

The Associated Press reports that Eric J. Lynch of Nitro filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in Kanawha County Circuit Court.

Mason County Commission President Ricky Handley said he found it difficult to understand how someone who pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of a county credit card could say his termination was racially motivated.

Court records show Lynch was fined $2,500 by Circuit Court Judge David Nibert.

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