OZONA, TX – The Ozona Fire Chief and the Secretary/Treasurer have been indicted for embezzling thousands of dollars from the volunteer fire department.
According to court documents, in the July term of 2019, Fire Chief Brian Morrow and Secretary/Treasurer Georganna Lynn Morrow were indicted by a Crockett County Grand Jury.
The indictment came after the two allegedly unlawfully appropriated money or funds on deposit held by a financial institution held for the benefit of the Ozona Volunteer Fire Department, of the value of $2,500 or more but less than $30,000, from the Ozona Volunteer Fire Department, a nonprofit corporation, without the effective consent of the owner, by using the funds for personal benefit or financial gain from January 1, 2015 to October 31, 2019.
The complaint states that the two used a credit or debit card to make unauthorized cash withdrawals and unauthorized ATM cash withdrawals from the bank account of the Ozona Volunteer Fire Department.
Brian Morrow and Georganna Morrow have both served for more than 20 years on the Ozona Volunteer Fire Department but could now face up to 2-10 years in prison and fine up to $10,000.
They have since been released from the Crocket County Jail but must report once a month to the Crockett County Supervision Department and pay a $30 monthly fee at the time of reporting.