Couple Charged With Stealing From Pennsylvania Fire Company

A Pennsylvania couple who served in leadership positions within their volunteer fire department has been accused of stealing from the department.

William Corter, 51, served as the fire chief for the Elk Lake Volunteer Fire Department. His wife, Elizabeth Corter, 53, served as the treasurer. They are accused of stealing more than $2,700 from the department.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 45 years of fire service experience and 35 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, 4th ed. 2022) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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