Former Coroner Accused of Using Vehicle for Personal Use

September 25, 2017

Photo via Flickr/Jo Naylor
Photo via Flickr/Jo Naylor

A former Idaho county coroner is accused of using his elected position for personal gain and using his county issued vehicle for personal use, the Idaho Statesman reported.

Nathan Hess, who recently resigned as Valley County coroner in an attempt to avoid criminal charges, told the Statesman that he saw other county employees using their vehicles for personal use, and did not know it was illegal.

“Police officers are allowed to use their vehicles for personal use and I have witnessed city and other county vehicles do the same,” he told the Statesman.

Hess is facing two rare misdemeanor counts of using public position for personal gain.

In addition to these charges, the county’s new coroner has also accused Hess of keeping bodies in the trunk of his coroner’s vehicle rather than taking them to the local morgue. At a county commissioners meeting regarding the matter, Hess did not confirm or deny the allegation. However, Idaho state law does not dictate how coroners must store bodies.

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.


Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Recent Topics

My agency currently uses live local auction to dispose of surplus assets. We would like to move to on-line. Can anyone give me any...

View Topic

Does anyone run a University fleet similar to ours? New Jersey City University has approximately 10,000 students, 1000 faculty & staff,...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1045 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

Arrangements whereby the fleet management company charges expenses for maintenance, tires, or other defined services based on actual experience and only when the costs are incurred.

Read more