COLONIE, N.Y. — A NY volunteer firefighter has been charged with stealing gear and selling it to a pawnshop.
Firefighter James E. Turley, 39, was arrested Monday after a volunteer from Shaker Road-Loudonville Fire Department accused him of taking $3,644 worth of gear and selling it to a local pawnshop.
Police say a member of another fire department heard about the stolen items Jan. 16 from the pawnshop employees.
Seven helmets, a fire jacket, a pair of fire trousers, a pair of gloves, an air mask face piece, and a harness and rescue system were among the items stolen and sold, according to the Times-Union.
Firefighter Turley is now being held in jail and is due back in court Wednesday.
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Wendy Fisette HauseThursday, January 24, 2013 6:34:36 AMA disgrace to our profession. Hope they throw the book at him.
Lonnie KuhnThursday, January 24, 2013 7:21:51 AMOur department is very aware of things like this happening. We have had to press charges on one firefighter for not returning gear after he was released from out Volunteer Department. We are in the process now of filing charges on another volunteer that hasn't returned department issued radio and pager. It is kinda a ridiculous how some have no regard for us, and how there actions reflect on us all.
Mark GreenThursday, January 24, 2013 7:50:30 AMDo morons like this one really think they can get away with this? What an idiot!