YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Youngstown Fire Department Union President Dave Cook went to police Monday after noticing there was money missing from the union’s treasury fund, according to a police report.
Cook told an officer he was suspicious of unpaid international dues. When trustees had difficulty obtaining records of financial accounts, he checked the union’s bank accounts, noticing the difference in funds.
Youngstown police are investigating the case.
According to a news release from the International Association of Firefighters Local 312, the state and international memberships are also looking into the matter.
No one would say how much money is missing, but the release did say none of it was from the Muscular Dystrophy Association or Koins for Kids collection funds.
The release said members of the union “are disappointed and saddened over these unfortunate and serious allegations.”
The union represents about 140 members.The local met for about two hours Sunday afternoon in a closed door meeting at the central fire station.