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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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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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Camden Firefighter Convicted of Pension Fraud

A Camden firefighter who claimed to be disabled has been found guilty of second-degree theft by deception by a Camden County jury. Shane B. Streater claimed that job related back and neck injuries prevented him from continuing to work as a firefighter in Camden.

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NY Chief Charged With Stealing Fuel From FD

A New York fire chief has been charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing gasoline from his fire department. Fire Chief Duane Royal of the Pennellville Volunteer Fireman’s Association is accused of stealing $2700 worth of gas following an audit and investigation.

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NC Chief Arrested for Embezzlement

A North Carolina fire chief has been arrested and charged with embezzling nearly $20,000 from his fire department. Jesse Raymon Hoshall, III was arrested last week by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. He was fire chief of the Scotch-Irish Fire Department, located in an unincorporated area in Rowan County called Woodleaf.

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Connecticut Firefighter Charged With Embezzlement

A Connecticut firefighter has been charged with embezzling funds from his fire department’s cadet program. Jason Kordys was in charge of an Explorer program for the Wolcott Volunteer Fire Department. Kordys, 33, is accused of making 180 fraudulent transactions amounting to $2,948.29

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NC Assistant Chief Resigns Amidst Embezzlement Investigation

An assistant fire chief in North Carolina has resigned amidst an investigation into embezzlement from a firefighters’ foundation for burned children. Lincolnton Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Bill Fortenberry resigned last Friday as police and prosecutors continue looking into possible “financial crimes” associated with the Lincoln County Chapter of the North Carolina Firefighters Burned Children's Fund.

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