Ozona Fire Chief and Secretary Indicted for Embezzling Money

 

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. 

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Taking money from a vol. fire department, they both need the max. (10 years in prison and fine of $10,000). Vol. Departments have a hard enough time raising funds for equipment and vehicle maint. as it is.

buried under the station. They, as chief and secretary/treasurer, betrayed the trust of every firefighter and citizen. They'll never be welcome in Ozona again......
That is if they are actually guilty. With that much departmental responsibility, they would have benefited greatly by being very transparent and methodical in record keeping concerning departmental funds.
Either way, fraud or carelessness, they screwed up.

It's not unusual to discover that the small towns have corrupt people pilfering the tax payers money. It happened in Ballinger recently to the tune of about $300K but last I heard the money has been accounted for, spent here and there with no hard receipts.

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