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Plainfield found out that a squad employee embezzled funds, and the chief had been responding to calls without a current state EMT certification
If convicted, Christopher J. Smyth faces up to 23 years in prison for willful failure to pay over employment taxes and obstructing the IRS’s collection efforts
Joshua Cory Frances also was the head of Maine Task Force One, a group of EMTs and EMS physician assistants
Freeport EMS declined to press charges against Justin G. DeAngelis
The Roanoke County Police Department and the county’s internal auditor are investigating the Hollins Fire and Rescue Volunteer Squad
In a 2021 letter, now-former director Chris O’Leath accused a former Freeport EMS treasurer of stealing the funds and then repaying the agency
Matthew Gannon, who was the president of Sloatsburg Volunteer Ambulance Corps, confessed to using agency funds for New York Jets tickets, personal expenses
Joseph Thuesen was fired as the top administrator of Sacramento County’s fire/EMS dispatch center last year after an investigation into “financial irregularities” and alleged threats of violence
Scott Mel Bahner, the former chief of Bucks County Rescue Squad, will spend six to 23 months in county prison
Chad Wessels, 48, the former treasurer of George EMS in Iowa, was ordered to pay more than $26,000 in restitution to the agency
The former Vernon County Ambulance district director and bookkeeper were sentenced to federal prison for embezzling more than $270,000
Gerald and Dorothy Dennis were arraigned on 189-count criminal complaints and charged with theft and forgery