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Virginia Fire Programs Officer Charged With Theft

The Chief Administrative Officer at the Virginia Department of Fire Programs is facing allegations that she stole funds from the organization. Brenda R. Scaife, 58, has been charged with four felony counts of obtaining money under false pretenses.

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Pennsylvania VFD Treasurer Charged With Embezzlement

The treasurer of a Pennsylvania fire department is facing charges that he embezzled $93,000 from the department. According to The Bradford Era, Scott Andrew Luce is facing a total of 128 charges for stealing money from the Genesee Fire and Ambulance Department.

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Florida Chief Accused of Massive Fraud Scheme

A recently retired assistant chief from Indian River County Fire Rescue, has been charged in connection with a tire-reselling scheme costing the county nearly $300,000. Assistant Chief Brian Burkeen was arrested yesterday and charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property.

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Louisiana Firefighter Files For Whistleblower Protection

A St. Tammany Parish firefighter who accused his fire chief of misconduct and was then himself placed under investigation, has filed suit alleging whistleblower retaliation. Fire District 12 firefighter Thomas Williamson accused Fire Chief Stephen Krentel with stealing department air conditioning units and having an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate.

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Winnipeg Firefighter Sentenced For Stealing From Victim

Yesterday’s blog covered an unfortunately widespread problem involving the theft of large sums from fire organizations (volunteer fire companies and firefighter unions) by trusted insiders. Today out of Winnipeg comes news of an extremely rare type of theft: a firefighter who stole from a victim.

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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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Connecticut Chief Sentenced For Embezzlement

A former Connecticut fire chief who was found guilty last year by a federal jury on two charges of embezzling fire department funds was sentenced to three months in jail and three years of supervised released. Paul Perrotti, the former fire chief in Middlebury, was accused of stealing upwards of $70,000 from the department through a scheme involving his side business.

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