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, 35, is facing a total of 128 charges for stealing money from the Genesee Fire and Ambulance Department. The charges were brought by the Pennsylvania State Police.

The thefts reportedly occurred over roughly a one year period from June 2017 to June 2018. Luce was previously investigated and charged with stealing from a New York emergency provider, the Independence Rescue Squad, where he also served as treasurer. Here is a link to more on that theft.

Luce is being held at the Potter County Jail until he can make $100,000 bail. More on the story.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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