Fire chief charged with theft in Perth Amboy

A veteran fire official is accused of charging the Middlesex County Fire Academy for hours worked as an instructor during periods when he was also on the clock for the city of Perth Amboy, the county prosecutor’s office and Perth Amboy police said.

Sammy Arroyo, 42, a battalion chief with the Perth Amboy fire department and a city employee for 19 years, allegedly double-dipped periodically between March 2016 and May. An investigation was launched when city officials discovered the theft and contacted police, the prosecutor’s office said.

Arroyo faces charges of theft by unlawful taking and computer theft and was released after …read more

Source: NJ.com Middlesex

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