Fire Department Missing $100,000; Treasurer Now Charged

More than $100,000 is missing from a volunteer fire department in Eastern Carolina, and now lawmen believe they now know who took the money.

David Joyner, Jr., the treasurer of Coppers Volunteer Fire & Rescue in Nash County, has been charged with embezzlement and corporate malfeasance.

Deputies say the missing money came to light during the fire department's annual review by accountants. They say a number of written checks and invoices did not appear valid.

The 28-year-old Joyner, who lives in Elm City, was released of an unsecured bond.

Deputies say they are still trying to determine exactly how much money was taken from the fire department, but it is know it now exceeds $100,000.

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