Lake City investigators have charged the treasurer of the Lake City Fire Relief Association with embezzling more than $26,000.
Those investigators believe that 35-year-old Phillip Blose misused an association debit card and took cash for personal use.
He was arrested and appeared before a District Judge, where he was released on an unsecured bond.
The fire company released a brief statement on the department’s Facebook page that said in part,
“We are diligently working with investigators to resolve this matter and will have a statement released at a later time.”