A leader of Hyde Vol. Fire Co. has been charged by Lawrence Township Police with stealing from the township — specifically using the municipality’s fuel credit card for his own personal use.
Shane Ryan Nevling, 35, of Clearfield, has been charged with access device fraud — a felony of the third degree; theft by unlawful taking — a misdemeanor of the first degree; receiving stolen property — a misdemeanor of the first degree; and six counts of identity theft — also misdemeanors of the first degree.
Police conducted an investigation into the misuse of Lawrence Township funds that allegedly occurred between September and December 2018. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Lawrence Township Supervisor Jeremy Ruffner received a telephone call from a local firefighter who observed a new model green Mazda Tribute SUV with a red light on the roof acquiring fuel at Pacific Pride/J.J. Powell fuel station on U.S. Route 322 on Dec. 16 around 2:30 p.m.