Edgar County (ECWd) –
A few weeks ago we published an article alleging theft of public funds by a member of the Vermilion, IL (Edgar County) Fire Department, Paris Community Fire Protection District.
We understand the investigation is still ongoing (not completed yet) and is being handled by the Paris Police Department.
Apparently, from the results of a FOIA request, the person accused of the theft is Dale Colter, and he has been terminated from the fire department.
According to sources, there are at least 50 videos of him pumping fuel into private vehicles while using two different Fire Department fuel credit cards to pay for it.
Although he did provide $4300.00 in restitution to the District, that only happened after he was caught, and you cannot un-rob a bank. Below is a copy of the Cashier’s Check provided under FOIA.