9:19 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Former Mint Hill Fire Chief Pleads Guilty To Embezzling

Jeremy Russell first joined the Mint Hill volunteer fire department in 1994.
Credit Mint Hill Times

Federal prosecutors say the former fire chief of the Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department will plead guilty to embezzling $225,000 from the town of Mint Hill and its fire department. 

The Justice Department says Jeremy Russell created a fake company called Regional Medic & First Responder Supply Connection. He then invoiced the fire department for services and equipment that the fire department never received.

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