GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) -- A man accused of impersonating a firefighter during the Lower North Fork Fire in March has pleaded not guilty to charges including criminal impersonation.
Prosecutors say Michael Maher also pleaded not guilty Monday to theft and impersonating a public servant.
Jefferson County sheriff's officials say a man who represented himself as a firefighter during the Lower North Fork Fire was issued tools and other items that were never returned.
When Maher later was accused of impersonating a firefighter during the High Park Fire in Larimer County, investigators say they searched his home and found items from the Lower North Fork Fire.
Maher is scheduled to go to trial May 6 on charges stemming from the High Park Fire, as the Jefferson County case proceeds.
KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.