Saturday, December 20, 2008

Update On California Fire Department Fraud Case: 2nd Defendant Ordered For Trial

Steven Edward Vaughn, 63, a retired sheriff's lieutenant and former paid volunteer for the Riverside County Fire Department, who has been held at the Robert Presley Detention Center since January 2007 on $1.2 million bail, has been ordered for trial. Vaughn and cohort, Michael A. Burton, a former Department employee, have been charged with embezzling some $1.2 million. The judge has ordered that there was enough evidence to proceed to trial on charges of embezzlement, misappropriation of funds and conflict of interest and lowered Vaughn's bail.

Read FraudTalk's original post on this story here.

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