A former Hall County Sheriff's Deputy was ordered Wednesday to serve a year's worth of probation in connection with allegations concerning his time card.
In an indictment filed last November, Ricky Edwin Nix had been accused of billing the sheriff's office for hours he worked off-duty at two secondary jobs.
Under the negotiated plea agreement, the state dismissed two counts of violation of oath of office, according to final disposition documents. A felony theft by deception charge was reduced to a misdemeanor theft by deception plea with Nix's first-time offender status.
According to the late 2017 indictment, Nix had worked side jobs at Oakwood's Arrow Auto Auction and Blackshear Place Baptist Church on several occasions between January and November of 2015. He had been accused of documenting those hours on his sheriff's office time sheet.
Last month, Hall County Sheriff's Deputy Stephen Wilbanks said Nix resigned in 2015 while under investigation.
In addition to the probation, Nix was fined $1,305 and must pay $1,500 restitution to the sheriff's office. Upon successful payment of restitution, Nix's fine will be reduced by $500, according to Superior Court documents.