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Former Volney Fire Department members charged with larceny

by Carol Thompson

Four former members of the Volney Volunteer Fire Department, including two former chiefs, were charged Friday with stealing cash and supplies that they had allegedly billed to the department.

State Police charged Edward L. Weldin of 15 Red Schoolhouse Road, Fulton with two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, a class E felony, and one count of official misconduct, a class A misdemeanor.

Roberta L. Weldin, also of 15 Red Schoolhouse Road, Fulton, was charged with two counts of petit larceny, a 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 while he was a first assistant fire chief and while he was the fire chief.

Wesley M. Loomis, of 108 Weller Rd., Fulton, was charged with one count of third-degree grand larceny, a class D felony, and one count of official misconduct, a class A misdemeanor.

Loomis is accused of exceeding his fuel allowance by approximately $4,500 over a three-year period (2009-2011) while he was a first assistant fire chief, and while he was the fire chief.

Ronald Frawley, of 415A Howard Rd., Fulton was charged with one count of third-degree grand larceny and one count of official misconduct.

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