Little River Academy, Texas — Former Little River Academy Volunteer Fire Chief David Borders and his son William, a lieutenant, were taken into custody after an investigation into money stolen from the fire department.
A charge of theft over $30,000, less than $150,000 was accepted against David while his son i\was charged with credit/debit card abuse Tuesday.
The investigation began after a representative from the department reported "theft of funds belonging to the volunteer fire department involving the former chief" in July.
Both men voluntarily resigned from the fire department in July when confronted with the allegations.
Officials said department members realized the funds were missing when they found numerous cash advances from the department's checking account with no clear purpose while reviewing financial records.
Investigators obtained bank records for the fire department's debit card that showed multiple cash withdrawals over several years ranging from $1,000 to over $4,000 per month.
Hundreds of receipts were also provided, but none showed the cash withdrawals or transactions being related to departmental use.
David remains in custody on $150,000 bond, while William is in on $75,000 bond.