Former chief, son accused of stealing funds from volunteer fire department

Posted at 12:07 PM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-06 13:08:57-05

The former chief and lieutenant of the Little River Academy Volunteer Fire Department have been accused of stealing funds, the Bell County Sheriff's Department said.

David Borders and his son William Borders were arrested on charges relating to the theft in December. 

In July 2018, a report was made after representatives of the department reviewed the financial records and saw numerous cash advances from the checking account with "no discernable purpose," Major T.J. Cruz said.

At that time, David and William both resigned from their respective roles within the department.

The sheriff's department reviewed the bank records for the department and saw numerous cash withdrawals over the course of several months ranging between $1,000 and $4,000 a month.

ATM surveillance video showed both David and William responsible for numerous ATM withdrawals.

On Dec. 4, warrants were issued for David and William. David has been charged with theft of over $30,000 and less than $150,000 and William was charged with credit/debit card abuse.

On Thursday, David and William Borders remain in the Bell County Jail. David's bond was set at $150,000 and William's bond was set at $75,000.

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