Theft of Volunteer Firefighter Funds

Posted By Rogan Law || 10-Nov-2011

Theft involves the unlawful taking of another's property and is one of the highest invasions of property rights. In some cases, a person you know and trust can take what is rightfully yours without any warning or indication. The most vulnerable victims of theft crimes are often employers who trust their employees to carry out their jobs honestly. Employees handle large sums of money and products that are vital to the flow of business and when that trust is broken through theft the legal consequences are often severe.

The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that the treasurer of a local Volunteer Firefighter Relief fund stole around $9,000 from the fund during 2008 and 2009. The treasurer allegedly wrote checks to his secretary and cashed them after she endorsed them. The funds were never accounted for and there is no record of equipment purchased for the firefighters.

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