Cocoa Beach's deputy fire chief was fired on Wednesday after he accepted $100 from a resident that was intended to buy a crew a thank-you dinner, Local 6 news partner Florida Today reports.

Deputy Fire Chief Guy “G.C.” Wine was fired on Wednesday after the Sept. 1 incident, City Manager Chuck Billias wrote in a termination letter.

Wine was placed on paid administrative leave last week during an internal investigation. He was hired by the department in May 2005. He earned $70,866 per year.

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