Fire Foundation in Lynchburg under investigation after ‘discrepancies’

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LYNCHBURG (WSLS 10) – The Lynchburg City Manager received an inquiry regarding an investigation of the Lynchburg Fire Department on Monday.

Bonnie Svrcek responded that the Lynchburg Fire Department is not under investigation.

Discrepancies have been discovered in the finances of the Fire Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2001.

The Fire Foundation’s mission is to provide resources for various community projects. As a result of these discrepancies, the Fire Foundation has requested a police investigation into this matter.

As of Tuesday, September 20, this matter is under discussion between the Lynchburg Police Department and the Commonwealth’s Attorney on how to proceed with the investigation.

The police department has recommended that the Commonwealth’s Attorney ask the State Police to conduct the investigation to avoid any conflict of interest between the Police Department and the Fire Foundation.

Svrcek urges that the Lynchburg Fire Department is not under investigation, it’s the Fire Foundation that is under investigation.

 

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