Former Trinity city manager pleads guilty to theft

GROVETON, TX (KTRE) - GROVETON, TX (KTRE) - A former Trinity city manager pleaded guilty last week to stealing funds from the city office.

According to the Trinity County District Attorney's Office, Phil Patchett received two years probation and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $5,320 restitution to the city.

Patchett paid both fines last Tuesday.

Patchett was hospitalized in February after an apparent suicide attempt. Police say Patchett admitted to stealing money from the city in a suicide note.

Since then, Patchett has resigned as city manager.

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