A volunteer fire department and its fire chief from Ohio have been indicted for defrauding an insurance company.
Hopedale Volunteer Fire Department and Fire Chief Michael Moore were arraigned last week in Harrison County Court of Common Pleas. They were named in a secret indictment handed down on February 9, 2012.
The Ohio Insurance Fraud Division alleges that the department filed an insurance claim for damage to equipment following an October 14, 2011 incident. The claim totaled $21,000, which was allegedly paid by the insurance carrier. The indictment alleges the equipment was not damaged.
No word on what type of equipment was involved. The chief was released on personal recognizance.