A volunteer firefighter from faces numerous theft charges after investigators said that he stole nearly $50,000 worth of parts and labor from the tire retailer where he was working.
Matthew R. Jankowski, 30, faces six felony theft charges and four misdemeanor theft counts after arrested him last month and accused him of ripping off on Washington Pike.
Jankowski was recently the vice president of .
The former assistant manager at Mr. Tire, he is accused of stealing around $49,792 worth of parts and labor from the business during a five-month period from December to May.
Police said in a criminal complaint supporting Jankowski's arrest that workers at Mr. Tire discovered that he was voiding invoices after customers had paid him for repairs. Jankowski would take money, police said in the complaint, and also give auto technicians credit for work without their knowledge.
This isn't the first theft incident involving a Baldwin firefighter in the past couple of weeks. 's Chief Leonard "Len" Novak and Deputy Chief Stephen Bonetti were with embezzling approximately $25,000 from the Pennsylvania firemen's relief fund over an approximately five-year period.
Police said that the thefts are not related.
According to the Baldwin Independent No. 1 website, Jankowski had once served as the vice president of the company. However, No. 1 Deputy Chief Bill Connors said that Jankowski was not serving as the vice president at the time of his charges.
Police filed the charges against Jankowski on Aug. 19 through . His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 17.
This article originally appeared on the .
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