Former VFD Chief Accused of Stealing Donations Out on Bond - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Former VFD Chief Accused of Stealing Donations Out on Bond

Former Archer City Volunteer Fire Department Chief Scott Burkett is out of jail, after spending Tuesday night behind bars.


Burkett turned himself into Archer County authorities Tuesday and walked out of the Archer County jail at 8:30 Wednesday morning on a $30,000 bond.

The former chief was indicted on 52 counts of theft earlier this month, but was out of the state at the time. 

An Archer County Grand Jury delivered a 52-count indictment against Scott Burkett. Newschannel 6 is working to learn more about the charges, all of which are for theft.

The counts range from misdemeanor to felony. Investigators say Burkett stole money from donations meant for the VFD. The total amount is over $20,000 according to District Attorney Jack McGaughey.

 

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