Dagsboro man arrested in theft from Millville Volunteer Fire Company

MILLVILLE – Delaware State Police on Tuesday arrested a 36-year-old Dagsboro man after a state audit of the Millville Volunteer Fire Department’s accounts revealed he stole more than $190,000.00 in funds.

Justin Oakley

Justin K. Oakley turned himself in to detectives May 10 after the Troop 4 Financial Crimes Unit received a forensic audit from the State of Delaware Office of Auditor of Accounts, according to state police spokesman Cpl. Gary Fournier.

This audit indicated Mr. Oakley, during his tenure as Millville Volunteer Fire Department Treasurer,  had conducted over $190,000 in personal transactions using fire department funds while acting as the organization’s treasurer between Jan. 1, 2012 and June 30, 2015.

The information came to light after Mr. Oakley admitted to Millville Volunteer Fire Company officials in a meeting around May of 2015 that he used the company’s money for personal transactions, Cpl. Fournier said.

State police charged Mr. Oakley was charged with theft over $100,000 and 100 counts of falsifying business records.  He was arraigned and released after posting $12,500 secured bond.

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