NY EMS official allegedly stole $70K to pay for Jets tickets, other personal expenses

Sloatsburg Volunteer Ambulance Corps President Matthew Gannon is accused of misappropriating agency funds between 2016 and 2020

By Laura French

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. — The president of a volunteer ambulance corps in New York is accused of stealing $70,000 from the agency over the course of four years. 

Sloatsburg Volunteer Ambulance Corps President Matthew Gannon, 53, was indicted by a grand jury this week on a felony charge of second-degree grand larceny, according to Patch.com. The indictment is the result of an investigation that was launched in July into the misappropriation of ambulance corps funds. 

Gannon is accused of improperly taking $70,000 from the ambulance corps while serving as president and using the funds to pay for personal expenses, including season tickets to see New York Jets games. The crimes allegedly occurred between January 2016 and August 2020, when Gannon was initially arrested. 

The Rockland County District Attorney's Office presented evidence collected from a forensic audit of bank records to the grand jury that ultimately handed down the indictment. 

"Today is a very sad day when a resident who is entrusted with serving our community breaks that trust for their own personal gain," Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II said in a statement, according to Patch. 

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