Gregory Hitchcock

Firefighters Local Official in Rhode Island Charged with Theft

IAFF logoGregory Hitchcock might call it short-term borrowing. Law enforcement officials are calling it embezzlement. Hitchcock, deputy fire chief for the Lake Mishnock Fire Department in the Town of West Greenwich, Rhode Island, was charged on July 16 with embezzling nearly $8,000 from International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 4267, where he serves as president. It was his years as union treasurer, however, that is of concern to state investigators.

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