2012-07-12 / Local & State

Volunteer Fire Chief Jailed In $13,000 Thefts

ALLENPORT, Pa. (AP) – A southwestern Pennsylvania volunteer fire chief has been jailed on charges he stole about $13,000 from the department since 2010.

Police say 42-year-old Victor Anthony Fedrick, of Allenport, withdrew $9,210 from the Allenport Volunteer Fire Department's bank account where he's chief and his wife is president. Fedrick's wife hasn't been charged.

Fedrick is also charged with using a department charge card to purchase about $4,000 worth of gasoline for personal use. The company's vehicles run on diesel.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Fedrick, who was arrested Friday. He remained in the Washington County Jail unable to post $75,000 on Monday.

The money was allegedly stolen in 2010, while the gas card was allegedly used last year.

Allenport is about 25 miles south of Pittsburgh.

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