The former treasurer for Akron Firefighters, IAFF Local 330, has pled guilty to stealing $500,000 from the local. Joseph Ruhlin, 41, pled to charges of theft in office and records tampering.
The thefts occurred between January 2011 and March 2017. Once the theft was discovered, Ruhlin fled Ohio and was arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is scheduled to be sentenced following a restitution hearing on March 13, 2018.