DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — According to the Dauphin County District Attorney, Francis Chardo, a volunteer fire chief in Dauphin County allegedly stole more than $36,000 on a job for his HVAC business.
The fire chief, 26-year-old Matt Lemmon of the Paxtang Fire Company No. 1, also operates an HVAC business, Lemmon HVAC-R LLC.
Per the district attorney’s office, Lemmon allegedly stole approximately $36,000 from an HVAC job he did not complete. Lemmon was charged with unlawfully taking moveable property on Sept. 12, 2020.
Lemmon posted his $10,000 bail on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.
Paxtang’s Fire Department is operating, however, the borough decided to officially get its fire protection from Swatara Township on Aug. 1, 2022.
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According to a news release from Paxtang Borough, because the Paxtang Fire Company refused to immediately suspend Lemmon, the Paxatang Borough Council asked that the Paxtang Fire Company no longer responds to any fire calls.
This is a developing story. Updates will be provided as they are released.