Former fireman charged with felonies

PLYMOUTH – A former area firefighter resigned Tuesday from his part-time position in Norwich and his volunteer post in Plymouth after police charged him with four felonies on Monday.

The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26-year-old LeRoy C. Burlingame III of North Broad Street, Norwich, and charged him with two counts of fourth degree grand larceny and two counts of second degree forgery, class D felonies. He’s accused of stealing money from the Plymouth Volunteer Fire Department while serving as the organization’s president and treasurer.

“The thefts occurred while the defendant was the president and treasurer within the department in 2009,” stated the Sheriff’s Office in a release Wednesday.

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