Two volunteer fire departments from Virginia are in the news today, both victims of insider theft by high ranking officials. In Louisa County, fire chief Mark McGheen of the Trevilans Volunteer Fire Department stands accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from the department. McGheen is a former Louisa police officer and served as the acting police chief at one time.
In Hanover County, the treasurer of the Henry Volunteer Fire Department No. 6 has been arrested and charged with embezzling funds from the department.
Officials in both jurisdictions have declined to say how much was involved in either case.