Saturday, November 22, 2014

Former Volunteer Fire Chief In North Carolina Charged With Embezzing More Than $100K

From the Fayetteville Observer on 11/21/2014:

A former chief is accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from a Robeson County fire department, the State Bureau of Investigation said.

Herman Junior Jones, 45, of Sanderson Road in Maxton, was arrested Tuesday on embezzlement indictments, said Teresa West, an SBI spokeswoman.

Jones is accused of taking the money from the Pembroke Rural Volunteer Fire Department, West said.
West said an audit led to the discovery of the missing money, and the Robeson County Sheriff's Office asked the SBI for assistance.
The money was taken over a three-year period and the fire department has fully cooperated in the investigation, said Lt. Brian Duckworth of the Robeson County Sheriff's Office.
Jones had been a member of the department for about 18 years, said Tim Chavis, chairman of the department's board of directors.
Jones was named the chief in July 2010, Chavis said. West said the SBI investigation began March 29 and Duckworth confirmed Jones resigned about that time.


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