Alabama Firefighter Charged With Stealing Breast Cancer T Shirt Proceeds

An Alabama volunteer firefighter is facing felony theft charges after stealing approximately $2,000 in donated funds his fire company had raised for breast cancer research. Phillip Jones, 34, of the Tallassee Volunteer Fire Department has allegedly admitted to stealing the funds on several occasions and using it to buy drugs.

The funds were raised through the sale of the TVFD’s pink breast cancer awareness T-shirts. Besides the criminal charges, Jones has been dismissed from the fire company.

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About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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    “Stupid is as Stupid Does”…Forrest Gump

    Obviously this Phillip Jones was only thinking of himself.

    Hope he does some long “Time” to think about what he did. Not just stealing the money, but the damage done to the VFC that conducted the Charity Drive.


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