Tag Archives: larceny

Appeals Court Upholds Conviction of Boston District Chief

The Massachusetts Court of Appeals has upheld the 2016 conviction of a district chief from the Boston Fire Department. Edward Scigliano IV was convicted of five counts of larceny and procurement fraud. He was sentenced to three years of probation, 750 hours of community service, and ordered to pay restitution to the city.

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Massachusetts Firefighters Angry About No Charges Following Investigation Into Missing Funds

Firefighters in Hudson believe a former fire chief is responsible for the disappearance of more than $60,000 from a firefighter relief fund. Channel 5 WCVB is reporting that a police investigation into the Hudson Firefighters Relief Association Fund concluded that the funds were “drained” by December, 2010, and they are powerless to charge anyone over its disappearance due to the statute of limitations.

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Indiana AG Sues Former Fire Department Treasurer for Over $575k

The attorney general for Indiana has filed suit against the former treasurer of a volunteer fire department to recover not only the $185k in department funds he is accused of misappropriating plus $50k in additional costs the department incurred, but a statutory damage award of three times the fire department’s actual damages for a total of $575k.

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Former Alabama Fire Chief Charged

The former fire chief in Trussville, Alabama has been arrested and charged with 2 counts of first degree auto theft and sale, and 3 counts of ethics violations. Chief Russell Ledbetter was reportedly arrested, processed and released on bond yesterday.

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Florida Firefighter Accused of Running Fundraising Scam

A Tallahassee firefighter and his wife, a Tallahassee police officer, have been charged in connection with the theft of proceeds from a fundraiser they ran last year. Joseph “Mike” Amison and Jennifer Amison are facing charges of organizing a scheme to defraud, failure to apply contributions in a manner substantially consistent with the solicitation, and two counts of grand theft.

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Kentucky Firefighter Charged In CPR Training Scheme

A Kentucky firefighter has been charged with 52 criminal offenses related to billing local businesses for CPR training he was paid by his department to deliver. Timothy Deye resigned from the Erlanger Fire Department earlier this year after invoices were found indicating he was charging area businesses $30 per student per class.

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Ohio Fire Department’s Leadership Under Investigation

The leadership of an Ohio fire department has been placed on administrative leave and the police chief placed in charge in the aftermath of theft allegations. The Village of Union City’s mayor, Zachary Pruitt, placed Fire Chief Pamela Idle, Assistant Fire Chief Brian Stump, and Captain Craig Idle on administrative leave without pay.

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Family Sues Long Island Fire Department Over Theft Allegations

The family of an elderly Long Island volunteer firefighter who was accused of stealing cash from a fundraiser several year ago, is suing the fire company claiming the man had Alzheimer’s. John BaRoss Sr., 80, and a 50 year veteran of the Greenlawn Fire Department, was banned after being accused of pocketing cash while selling pizza at the annual Fireman’s Fair.

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Illinois Chief Gets Jail Time For Theft

An Illinois fire chief who used fire department funds to pay for personal expenses has been sentenced to serve 6 months in jail and pay more than $10,000 in restitution. Former Brimfield Fire Chief James E. Bennett, 40, was sentenced last Thursday after pleading guilty to felony theft charges

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