Woman Charged with Embezzling Funds From North Carolina Volunteer Fire Department

A woman has been charged with embezzling funds from a North Carolina volunteer fire department. Nicole Manning is facing three counts of stealing from the Stumpy Point Volunteer Fire Department

The charges were brought by the Dare County Sheriff’s Office. Manning was required to post $300,000 bond. Here is a press release from Dare County Sheriff’s Office. The press release does not indicate her position with the department. Statistically the most likely source of theft is the treasurer. Kelly Paxton has more on Pink Collar Crime.

Here is a brief video about the arrest:

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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