ALPINE - NewsWest 9 has learned new information surrounding the former finance director of Alpine.
Ricky Chavez has plead guilty to charges of theft by a public servant and tampering with government records.
He was sentenced to seven years’ probation and was accused of taking the city's money and using it for himself and his family.
Officials say he used the cash to take classes at Sul Ross State University, buy computers for his family along with car parts.
Investigators also say he wrote more than $6,000 worth of checks for his personal use.