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2 charged with stealing SCBAs from Md. volunteer fire dept.

The two men were previously arrested last year for impersonating emergency responders


By FireRescue1 Staff

RIDGELY, Md. — Two men were charged this week for stealing SCBAs from a volunteer fire department. 

George Cohey, 67, and Kyle Ober, 21, were previously arrested last November for impersonating emergency responders. Upon further investigation, officials found the two also had several stolen SCBAs from the Ridgely Volunteer Fire Department in their possession.

Officials allege Cohey sold the gear to Ober, who knew they were stolen. The equipment is valued at $4,900, reported WMDT.

Both men face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

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