N.J. Firefighter Admits to Robbing His Department

March 22, 2013
A 22-year-old firefighter, who was the treasurer for the Bellmawr Park Fire Company has admitted he took more than $40,000 from the department's funds. He has since repaid the money and faces a sentence of probation.

A Bellmawr firefighter pleaded guilty Wednesday to third-degree theft for stealing $41,159.50 from the Bellmawr Park Fire Company while its treasurer.

Chad Jurman, 22, who became treasurer in January 2012, admitted taking the money on several occasions. According to the charges, the thefts began in April and were discovered in January.

Jurman has repaid the fire company, said a spokesman for the Camden County prosecutor. Under the plea agreement, he can no longer volunteer as a firefighter. He is expected to get a term of probation at his sentencing in May. - Jonathan Lai

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