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Police: AuSable Forks fire chief stole from department

January 24, 2013
By staff ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

AuSABLE FORKS - The chief of the AuSable Forks Volunteer Fire Department allegedly stole more than $3,000 from his department's accounts.

Ray Brook-based state police arrested Jason F. Whisher, 32, of AuSable Forks, on Wednesday following an investigation into the "larceny of funds and forgery of checks" at the fire department, according to a press release. Whisher, who also served as the department's treasurer, was charged with second-degree forgery and third-degree grand larceny, both class D felonies.

"This activity was brought to the attention of the state police by members of the fire department," the release said.

Whisher was arraigned in Wilmington town court before Justice Robert Kirby. He was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Jay town court on Jan. 28.



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