Sunday, September 12, 2010
Former Pennsylvania Fire Academy Official Sentenced For Embezzling $168K
Robert M. Linsinbigler Jr., 55, of East Norriton, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to 10 to 23 months in prison followed by seven years’ probation for embezzling $168,165 from Montgomery County Chiefs of Police Association and Montgomery County Fire Advisory Board. Linsinbigler had served as the director of the fire academy campus at Conshohocken from 2001 until 2009 and a county employee for some 32 years. He was charged with writing numerous checks from county coffers to pay for his mortgage, a home equity loan and other personal expenses. In testimony, Linsinbigler's wife claimed he had a drinking problem. He has reportedly been enrolled in an Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step program and has not had a drink in a year.