Tag Archives: theft

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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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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Montana VFD Latest Victim of Pink Collar Theft

The secretary of a Montana volunteer fire department’s auxiliary board is accused of stealing $60,000 from the organization. Annie Morigeau is charged with theft and forgery from the Saint Ignatius Volunteer Fire Department’s Auxiliary Board.

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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 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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SC Chief Sentenced to 33 Months For Embezzlement

A South Carolina fire chief who was convicted of embezzling funds from his department has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison. US Attorney Beth Drake announced today that Judge Richard Gergel had handed down the sentence to former St. Paul’s Fire Chief Doc Matthews

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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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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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