Jason Edmonds

Jason Edmonds

The Georgia Mountain Volunteer Fire Department discovered some bank account irregularities several weeks ago and asked the Marshall County Sheriff's Office to investigate. 

That investigation came to a head Wednesday when longtime firefighter and former chief Jason Edmonds was arrested and charged with theft. 

The sheriff's office released this statement, per deputy chief Steve Guthrie:

"Approximately a month ago, board members with the Georgia Mountain Volunteer Fire Dept discovered misappropriated funds in their office and asked the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office to investigate. The investigation reveled over $5,000 was missing.

"Based on these findings, former volunteer fire chief Jason H. Edmonds was arrested and charged with theft of property 1st and illegal possession/use of a credit/debit card. Bond was set at $30,000.

"We would like to thank the Georgia Mountain Fire Dept for their full cooperation during this investigation."

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