NC Fire Department Seeks to Recover Embezzled Funds

A North Carolina fire department has announced that is it suing a former employee who stands accused of fraud and embezzlement.

The Fletcher Fire and Rescue Department, Inc. filed suit against Brenda G. Livingston earlier this month. Livingston, who served as an administrative assistant, had access to the department’s financial accounts. The action was reportedly filed on April 12, 2016 in Henderson County Superior Court.

According to a press release issued by the department, police are investigating allegations of fraud and embezzlement, and the lawsuit seeks to recover missing funds.

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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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