Second Washington County fire official arrested
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A second Washington County fire official was arrested Wednesday after police accused her and her husband of stealing from the department they helped run.
R.E.S.A. Regional police said Traci Fedrick, 37, and Victor Fedrick, 42, both officers in the Allenport Fire Company, withdrew $9,210 from the department account between May 2010 and December 2010 and used the money for purchases that weren't related "to fire company business."
According to the criminal complaint, the pair used a department gas card to buy more than $4,000 in gasoline between January 2011 and October 2011. The department cars run on diesel, police said.
Mr. and Ms. Fedrick each face 159 felony counts of theft, receiving stolen property, fraud and conspiracy.
Ms. Fedrick was released from the Washington County Correctional Facility on $75,000 bail Wednesday afternoon.
Her attorney, Alan Benyak. said he did not believe police interviewed his client before they pressed charges and that she would be able to explain the purchases. R.E.S.A. Regional police, who work in Roscoe, Elco, Stockdale and Allenport, did not respond to a request for comment.
Mr. Fedrick was arrested Friday and remained in the Washington County Correctional Facility on $75,000 bail Wednesday.
Both Mr. and Ms. Fedrick are scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing at 11 a.m. Monday.
First Published July 12, 2012 12:00 am