Ex-Burnet car dealership GM to pay restitution to local 4-H in show calf cash plea deal

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Kirk Edmund Hagen

Kirk Edmund Hagen

BURNET — A former car dealership general manager has agreed to pay restitution to the Burnet County 4-H program in a plea deal related to charges he used dealership money to purchase a show calf, according to court documents.

Kirk Edmund Hagen, a real estate agent who formerly worked for Cecil Atkission Motors in Burnet, accepted the plea deal Aug. 16 from the 33rd/424th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Attorneys agreed to reduce Hagen’s initial charge of state felony theft ($1,500-$20,000) to a class A misdemeanor charge.

His sentence includes two years’ probation and $2,500 in restitution, according to the district attorney’s office.

Hagen was accused of using dealership money to pay for a show calf instead of purchasing vehicles and advertising for the dealership, a Burnet Police Department report stated.

“I spoke with the victim (car dealership owner), and after talking with (Hagen’s) attorney, we worked out a plea,” Assistant District Attorney Amber Myers said. “He agreed to pay $2,500. He’s going to pay the restitution to the Burnet County 4-H.”

Hagen was indicted in January on the initial charge, which carried a potential penalty of two years in a state jail facility with a conviction.

In a Sept. 11 phone call to Hagen, he declined to comment.

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3 Responses to “Ex-Burnet car dealership GM to pay restitution to local 4-H in show calf cash plea deal”

  1. Rick says:

    Awful sweet deal to avoid going to court.

  2. Don says:

    Used car dealer turns out to be crook. Imagine that!

  3. Lane says:

    Well at least the kids will benefit from his plea deal.

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