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Woman Accused in Fire Company Theft Jailed

EXETER -- A woman charged with stealing from a fire company is in jail for violating terms of her release.

Police accuse Stephanie McNeil with taking tens of thousands of dollars from the Exeter Hose Company while acting as its treasurer.

McNeil is back in jail for violating her release, according to the Luzerne County district attorney's office.

Law enforcement officials say McNeil went into a supermarket in West Pittston on February 8 and then got store credit for a stolen box of medicine worth $14.

McNeil was arraigned Tuesday morning on a misdemeanor theft charge.

Police say McNeil stole about $67,000 from the Exeter Hose Company from 2008 through 2014. During many of those years, her husband was the fire company's president.

5 comments

  • yeti sasquatch

    25 years a volunteer firefighter never asked for a cent never took a cent either gave countless hours for calls ,training and fundraising and this person makes me want to puke !

  • Bill K

    $67,000 stolen over a seven year period. Were there no audits? Was there no fiscal accountability? And why is it always fire/ambulance companies that get ripped off like this? It’s because there’s no auditing. And it’s not rocket science. You don’t need a CPA to audit a small fire company. I’ve audited the books before for churches. Even if it DID require a CPA it would only run a few hundred a year. Far less than the $67,000 they’ll never get back.

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