A former Hillsboro firefighter has been charged with theft, after failing to return equipment he kept from the department.

David C. Snider has since returned the equipment to the Hillsboro Police Department, after they joined an investigation being conducted by the Clinton County Sheriff's Office, concerning missing equipment from the Clinton/Highland Joint Fire Department.

The investigation began earlier this summer, after former firefighters were notified by letter in January, that they needed to return their equipment. When some of the letters went without response, the investigation was conducted.