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Wolcott volunteer firefighter charged with stealing cadet funding

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Jason Kordys. (Wolcott police photo) Jason Kordys. (Wolcott police photo)

A volunteer firefighter in Wolcott is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a cadet program in town.

Police said Jason Kordys, 33, of Waterbury, turned himself in on Wednesday morning.

They said he made 180 fraudulent transactions totaling $2,948.29 that had come from Wolcott Volunteer Fire Department Engine 4, a cadet program for the youth in town.

The program receives $8,100 in funds through the town's budget and is also funded through various fundraisers.

Investigators said Kordys began helping with the program in 2000 and was promoted to lead advisor in 2007. As lead advisor, police said Kordys was in charge of funding.

Police said that at the end of 2014, Fire Chief Kyle Dunn discovered activity on the program's bank account that didn't appear to be related. The activity was for food, tools and Home Depot, along with other things. The chief said he immediately froze the account.

Kordys was contacted by Dunn to explain the purchases; however, police said Kordys failed to show up to two prearranged meetings.

An arrest warrant was then issued for Kordys.

His court-set bond was $25,000.

He was scheduled to face a judge on Wednesday in Waterbury.

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