Former Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Theft

DURYEA, Pa. -- A man now admits he stole thousands from a fire company and an ambulance association in Luzerne County.

Eric Wruble pleaded guilty to charges of theft and forgery Monday.

According to investigators, he stole more than $136,000 from the Germania Hose Company in Duryea.

They say Wruble also wrote $14,000 worth of checks to himself from the Duryea Ambulance Association.

Wruble is the former treasurer of both organizations.


1 Comment

  • George Lamprinos

    The fire department and ambulance company bear part of the blame. They allowed this to go on for years without doing perodic audits. No generally accepted accounting principals in use. They both allowed the treasurer to withdraw funds at will, without requiring a second signature. Sorry, the treasurer isn’t the only guilty party here. But no one will admit it.

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