Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department

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.

Ex-Chief Of Mint Hill VFD Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement

Nov 27, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The former fire chief of Mint Hill has pleaded guilty to embezzling $225,000.

Jeremy K. Russell pleaded guilty on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Charlotte to a single felony count of embezzlement.