Tag Archives: volunteer theft

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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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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Embattled Kentucky Fire District Missing $7.4 Million

On the heels of state auditors in New York who claim $5 million in funds is unaccounted for from the books of a volunteer fire company, comes a story about a Kentucky fire district where auditors claim $7.4 million is missing. The allegations involve the beleaguered Southeast Bullitt Fire District, and former Fire Chief Julius Hatfield.

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Pilfered Pennsylvania VFD Defaults on Mortgage

A Pennsylvania volunteer fire company that has been the victim of insider theft on two occasions last year is now being sued for defaulting on its mortgage. On Friday, Fairway Consumer Discount Company filed suit against the Rice Township Volunteer ...

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NJ Treasurer Rips VFD for $700k

The treasurer of a New Jersey fire district has been charged with stealing $700,000 from the district. Charles Hoens III is facing felony theft offenses for swindling the funds from South Brunswick Fire District 3 between October 2009 and November ...

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More Arson and Theft Cases in the News

Three volunteer firefighters in three different states are in the news today for misconduct, and the charges are no surprise: arson and theft from a volunteer fire department. In Idaho, an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter has been arrested for setting a ...

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Two Virginia Departments Victimized By Insider Theft

Two volunteer fire departments from Virginia are in the news today, both victims of insider theft by high ranking officials. In Louisa County, fire chief Mark McGheen of the Trevilans Volunteer Fire Department stands accused of embezzling thousands of dollars ...

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