Ex-Pa. fire company treasurer enters theft plea

Ronald Kenneth "Ken" Nolan
March 13, 2014 6:14:25 AM PDT
A former treasurer of a suburban Philadelphia fire company has pleaded guilty to taking about $250,000 from the nonprofit for personal expenses including trips and his daughter's wedding.

Sixty-two-year-old Ronald Nolan of Schwenksville entered the plea Wednesday in Montgomery County Court to four of the seven counts against him, including three theft charges.

Defense attorney Timothy Woodward said the pleas weren't part of a deal with prosecutors, who plan to seek a state prison term for Nolan.

Nolan was treasurer of the Upper Gwynedd Township fire company for 24 years and township fire marshal for about two decades.

Authorities said he used cash advances from the nonprofit to pay for jewelry, computers, clothing, sporting events and trips to Miami, Jamaica and China as well as his daughter's Las Vegas wedding.


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