Tag Archives: embezzlement

Connecticut Chief Sentenced For Embezzlement

A former Connecticut fire chief who was found guilty last year by a federal jury on two charges of embezzling fire department funds was sentenced to three months in jail and three years of supervised released. Paul Perrotti, the former fire chief in Middlebury, was accused of stealing upwards of $70,000 from the department through a scheme involving his side business.

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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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NC Chief Arrested for Embezzlement

A North Carolina fire chief has been arrested and charged with embezzling nearly $20,000 from his fire department. Jesse Raymon Hoshall, III was arrested last week by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. He was fire chief of the Scotch-Irish Fire Department, located in an unincorporated area in Rowan County called Woodleaf.

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Connecticut Firefighter Charged With Embezzlement

A Connecticut firefighter has been charged with embezzling funds from his fire department’s cadet program. Jason Kordys was in charge of an Explorer program for the Wolcott Volunteer Fire Department. Kordys, 33, is accused of making 180 fraudulent transactions amounting to $2,948.29

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NC Assistant Chief Resigns Amidst Embezzlement Investigation

An assistant fire chief in North Carolina has resigned amidst an investigation into embezzlement from a firefighters’ foundation for burned children. Lincolnton Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Bill Fortenberry resigned last Friday as police and prosecutors continue looking into possible “financial crimes” associated with the Lincoln County Chapter of the North Carolina Firefighters Burned Children's Fund.

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Insider Theft – Our Achilles Heel

A New Hampshire news outlet is doing an in depth analysis of the theft of over $200,000 by a local fire chief. The first of two articles was published this week by Seacoastonline.com looking into the theft by former Farmington fire chief Richard Fowler. Fowler is now serving 3 to 6 years in prison and has been ordered to pay restitution of $216,109.

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Indiana Sues Former Chief To Recover Missing Funds

The state of Indiana filed suit today against a former fire chief who is accused of embezzling nearly $60,000. Indiana attorney general Greg Zoeller’s office filed suit against former Speedway fire chief Mark Watson seeking to recover the taxpayers' money.

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Pennsylvania Chief Accepts Plea Deal For Theft

Embattled Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Chief John Yuknavich, facing both state and federal charges that he stole funds from his fire department, has agreed to plead guilty to the federal charges and resign as fire chief. Yuknavich has reportedly also agreed to reimburse the fire company for $45,000, the amount he is believed to have taken.

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