East Worcester Fire Fighter Accused Of Embezzling
The Otsego County District Attorneys Office says an East Worcester Hose Company One volunteer firefighter was arrested Monday afternoon on a second-degree grand larceny charge for allegedly embezzling $83,097 from the fire company while serving as its treasurer. 30 year old Gregory Eager has plead not guilty to the charge and was released on his own recognizance. Eager is due back in Worcester Town Court January 5th. The arrest came after a criminal investigation begun by the district attorney's office in conjunction with the state Department of Financial Services. Investigators allege that, over the two-plus years, Eager used a fire department debit card to withdraw cash from ATMs.