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Todd Fire Department Insurance Lapsed


Posted 1:46 pm, 10/02/2017

To be fair, hes one of the most experienced deputies Bufurt has


Posted 1:38 pm, 10/02/2017

I read the article on the fire department meeting in Todd and I see that one of burfurts boys is involved in that mess. Mr Matt Royal a sergeant at the Sheriff`s office is named in the article for receiving money from Chief Welch on behalf of the department. He is also Welch’s son in law. Funny how some people are in crooked environments all over the county. Mr. Royal is one of the highly trained sergeants at Sheriff`s office. He graduated basic law enforcement and burfurt made him a sergeant in under 2 months.

jack rip her

Posted 7:08 pm, 08/27/2017

That board had to know the bills weren't being paid. They got a wake up call from the former Yadkin bank when foreclosure was filed against the fire club. They are just as deep in this scam as Welch.


Posted 10:58 pm, 08/26/2017

I think the board probably also has poor legal representation and has been given bad or no advice at all. Any half qualified attorney should have told them just what you said


Posted 10:02 pm, 08/26/2017

Immediately after Welch resigned as Chief, the Board of Directors should have demanded the immediate return of all department property in his possession and given him a written no trespassing letter. I am more convinced now than ever, that the main problem is a weak Board of Directors. That and a Board that does not understand their legal obligations to the corporation and the people it serves. If the IRS jumps on them, they will find out very quickly how responsible they are for the operation of the organisation. The VFD, and each member of the board will be held liable for any taxes that should have been withheld.


Posted 7:45 pm, 08/26/2017

Yeah I noticed that too. Bet there down there burning evidence!!

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Posted 11:47 am, 08/26/2017

Wow Welch has been at the Fire Dept more than I've ever seen since it closed down. Pretty strange. He was never ever there when he was getting paid!!


Posted 3:22 am, 08/18/2017

Well if she has an attorney she's probably been told to be quiet.

After all from the outside looks like embezzlement to me, which is of course a felony.


Posted 12:08 pm, 08/17/2017

I was just thinking, Chris's wyfey sure has been quiet on this issue. She had a lot to say when he was running for sheriff.

jack rip her

Posted 9:59 am, 08/17/2017

The 20+ thousand was to help him start a business and came out of the departments tax money. The 7100.00 came out of the firemans relief fund and was deposited directly into welch account. This is against the law. The papers have put it all together at 30+ thousand he has from the department.


Posted 8:53 am, 08/17/2017

I thought it came out during one audit it was to help him start a business.


Posted 1:41 am, 08/17/2017

It could be the reason, but it should be disclosed.

§ 58-84-35 (1) Might allow distribution in such a case.


Posted 1:36 am, 08/17/2017

I was just wondering, since I know his wife battled cancer around that time


Posted 1:24 am, 08/17/2017

It can be used to help a member avoid destitution based on the rewrite in 2014 of G.S. 58-84-35. However it is not legal to not disclose what the money was spent on. Severe misuse of funds giving himself a loan and then possibly bailing himself out though.


Posted 1:10 am, 08/17/2017

Could the relief fund be used in hardship cases?


Posted 12:54 am, 08/17/2017

She was or is.

She should resign as well.


Posted 6:23 pm, 08/16/2017

Wasn't Welch's wyfe the treasurer? I do think she'd make a better chief deputy than Ricky.

jack rip her

Posted 6:10 pm, 08/16/2017

I had the same thought about him running for sheriff. The 7100 that the fire club deposited in Welches checking account came from the Firemans relief fund. This is against the law to take money out of that fund for the undisclosed purpose. Its still hard for me to believe that no investigation is being done.


Posted 4:03 pm, 08/16/2017

The chief of Todd VFD finally stepped down. A criminal investigation on the financial dealings (especially regarding the "loan" of taxpayer money to the chief should be investigated.

Just a reminder......this clown once ran for sheriff. Heck, he would probably be better than what we have now.

same leadership style......


Posted 1:25 pm, 08/16/2017

I think if I lived in the section assigned to creston, I would be checking into the prices of sprinkler systems.

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