Tag Archives: volunteer theft

PA Chief Pleads Guilty to Theft

A former Pennsylvania fire chief who embezzled more than $84,000 over a seven-year period from his fire volunteer department, has pled guilty. Adam Kauer, 39, had been the fire chief of the East Carnegie Volunteer Fire Department from 2012 to 2019.

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PA Chief Accused of Stealing From Grant Program

A Pennsylvania fire chief has been charged with embezzling over $57,000 from a federal grant program. Fire Chief Anthony Dibona was arraigned in US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania earlier this week. He faces a single count of embezzlement and several IRS related counts.

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Pink Collar Theft in Pennsylvania Fire Company

The treasurer of a Pennsylvania fire company has been charged with stealing over $70,000 from the company. Nichole Lynn Rawson, 31, is facing eighteen criminal charges. She was the treasurer of the Strattanville Volunteer Fire Department.

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NJ Fire Chief and Firefighter Charged As Fire Company Closed

Two members of a New Jersey fire company have been arrested and the fire company shuttered as authorities investigate allegation of financial improprieties. Mizpah Fire Chief Jay Davenport II and Craig Paxton have been charged with official misconduct, conspiracy and theft, according to Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner.

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PA Chief Gets Probation and Restitution for Theft

A former Pennsylvania fire chief has been given 12 months of probation and must make full restitution for stealing $4,359 from his fire department. William “Bubba” Benecke, who served as fire chief for the Sharon Hill Fire Company, has reportedly already made restitution.

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Chief and Wife Arrested for Volunteer Theft in South Carolina

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has filed charges against a fire chief and his wife who are accused of embezzling thousands from the volunteer fire company they oversaw. Joseph Kirk Reynolds, the former fire chief of the Asbury-Rehoboth VFD, and his wife, treasurer Gina Reynolds, were charged with embezzlement of public funds and breach of trust.

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SC Chief Sentenced to 33 Months For Embezzlement

A South Carolina fire chief who was convicted of embezzling funds from his department has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison. US Attorney Beth Drake announced today that Judge Richard Gergel had handed down the sentence to former St. Paul’s Fire Chief Doc Matthews

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Three Former Florida Fire Chiefs Charged With Fraud

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office has charged three former fire chiefs from the Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department with fraud. The arrests follow a seven-month investigation into allegations of misappropriation of funds from the now defunct fire company

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