Former Quinton Fire & EMS treasurer to serve two months in jail for embezzlement

NEW KENT – A former treasurer and president of Quinton Fire & EMS Company 2 will serve jail time for embezzling from the organization.

Lucinda Marciniak Crump, 48, of New Kent, pled guilty to three misdemeanor charges of embezzlement in New Kent Circuit Court on Aug. 11. The charges were reduced from felony embezzlement as a part of a plea agreement.

She was sentenced to 36 months with all but two suspended. Crump has already paid $2,000 in restitution to Quinton Fire & EMS.

According to court documents, Crump had been volunteering for the fire station for seven years and served as treasurer for three. She was also elected as the company's president earlier this year.

Court records show that when Crump moved into the role of president, a new treasurer took over and noticed discrepancies in the money totals. An audit was conducted and revealed that Crump had cashed checks unbeknownst to department officials.

The New Kent Sheriff's Office conducted an investigation following the audit and found that Crump had written herself several checks between Oct. 1, 2012 and Jan. 7, 2014.

Crump was arrested on March 22, 2014 and charged with three counts of felony embezzlement.

Martin can be reached by phone at 804-885-0040.