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Ex-treasurer pleads guilty to embezzlement

Wednesday - 7/24/2013, 7:20pm  ET

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- The former treasurer of a Loudoun County volunteer fire department has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $600,000.

Seventy-nine-year-old Jerry Keith Cromer Jr. of Gainesville entered the plea Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

According to a statement of facts, Cromer was treasurer of the Aldie Volunteer Fire Department from 1995 to 2012. Prosecutors say he embezzled the money to pay his mortgage and credit card bills.


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