Lori Richardson, the former treasurer and secretary of the Swartswood Fire Department, was arrested on Monday and charged with stealing more than $75,000 from the department, according to a report in today's New Jersey Herald.
Video footage from the Lakeland Savings Band shows Ms. Richardson withdrawing funds from the fire department account 22 times. The Swartswood Fire Department lost its non-profit status in 2012 but the building continued to function as a party venue available for rentals. Ms. Richardson spent Monday evening in the county jail before being released on Tuesday.
My father was a volunteer firefighter so a story like this repulses me.