Man charged with taking Yo. firefighters’ treasury funds

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Mahoning County Grand Jury indicted the former treasurer of the Youngstown Professional Firefighters Association on a charge of theft Thursday, alleging he took funds from the association.

The grand jury indicted Destry Rush, who was the International Association of Firefighters Local 312 Treasurer as of Jan 7., according to a court document.

The indictment charges that Rush took somewhere from $7,500 to $150,000 between January 1, 2008 and April 14, 2014.

The charge is a fourth-degree felony.

Youngstown Fire Department Union President Dave Cook went to police April 14 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.

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