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Ex-Robeson County fire chief charged with embezzlement

LUMBERTON, NC (AP) - A former rural fire chief in Robeson County has been charged with stealing money from his volunteer fire department.

Sheriff's Lt. Brian Duckworth says 39-year-old Bruce Sampson of Lumberton has been charged with embezzlement and larceny.

Sampson headed the Deep Branch Volunteer Fire Department west of Lumberton.

Indictments say the thefts occurred between 2007 and 2009. It's not clear how much money was taken, but based on the indictments, it was at least $100,000. It was not clear if Sampson has a lawyer.

The State Bureau of Investigation has been working on the case since August.

 

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