Lucasville woman arrested for theft of fire dept. funds

By Frank Lewis

April 14, 2014

By Frank Lewis


A Lucasville woman is facing charges of theft of money from a fire department. Emily Campbell, 27, of Kennision Road, is charged with one count of felony theft, a felony of the fourth degree, after the chief of the Valley Township Fire Department told the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office on March 26 that they were missing several thousand dollars from an account they had established.

A report was taken and given to a detective for a follow up. During the ongoing investigation detectives learned of a possible suspect, the treasurer of the account who was also a member of the fire department.

Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said the suspect was contacted and came into the office for an interview which resulted in charges being presented to the Scioto County grand jury. An indictment warrant was filed on Friday (April 11), which resulted in the suspect being arrested on Saturday (April 12).

The Valley Township fire department stated that all of the stolen money was from a fundraising account. They told detectives they had been working hard to raise money to build a new fire department and none of the money was from the tax levy. Detectives said no tax money was taken in the alleged theft.

Campbell is currently being held in the Scioto County Jail without bond. Anyone with any information concerning the theft is being requested to contact Detective Jodi Conkel at 351-1091. All calls will remain anonymous.

Frank Lewis can be reached at 740-353-3101, Ext. 252, or on Twitter @FrankLewispdt.