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September 22, 2018

State Police Charge 4 Former Members of the Volney Volunteer Fire Department with Larceny


VOLNEY, NY – New York State Police in Fulton have arrested and charged 4 subjects on Larceny charges who were recently affiliated with the Volney Volunteer Fire Corporation.

Edward L. Weldin

Edward L. Weldin

The 4 subjects previously resigned from the fire department in February of this year after an internal investigation determined there was “inappropriate spending” involving these subjects.

This internal investigation was turned over to the State Police Bureau of Investigation in Fulton which resulted in the following arrests:

Edward L. Weldin, 05/25/75
15 Red Schoolhouse Road, Fulton, NY
Charged with 2 counts of Grand Larceny 4th (Class E Felony) and
1 count of Official Misconduct (Class A Misdemeanor)

Roberta L. Weldin

Roberta L. Weldin

Roberta L. Weldin, 02/27/76
15 Red Schoolhouse Road, Fulton, NY
Charged with 2 Counts of Petit Larceny (Class A Misdemeanor)

The Weldins are accused of purchasing approximately $1,800 worth of building materials and supplies at Northern Concrete, charging them to the Fire Department Account and utilizing them for their personal benefit.

Edward Weldin is additionally charged for exceeding his fuel allowance by approximately $2,200 over a three-year period (09-11) while he was a 1st Assistant Fire Chief and while he was the Fire Chief.

Wesley M. Loomis

Wesley M. Loomis

Wesley M. Loomis, 09/13/76
108 Weller Road, Fulton, NY
Charged with 1 count of Grand Larceny 3rd Degree (Class D Felony)
1 count of Official Misconduct (Class A Misdemeanor)
Loomis is accused of exceeding his fuel allowance by approximately $4,500 over a three-year period (09-11) while he was a 1st Assistant Fire Chief, and while he was the Fire Chief.

 

Ronald T. Frawley

Ronald T. Frawley

Ronald T. Frawley, 08/15/78
415A Howard Road, Fulton, NY
Charged with 1 count of Grand Larceny 3rd Degree (Class D Felony)
1 count of Official Misconduct (Class A Misdemeanor)
Frawley is accused of taking approximately $6,340 in cash over a two-year period (’10-’11)  from the Fire Department’s main bank account for his personal use, while he held the position of Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Fire Department.

All subjects were Released on their own Recognizance and scheduled for future court dates in the Town of Volney Court and City of Fulton Court.

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