Carlisle police said former Assistant EMS Chief Jeffrey J. Salisbury, 34, has admitted to forgery and theft that has resulted in a loss of more than $53,000 for Cumberland Goodwill EMS in Carlisle.
According to police, Chief Robert Pine reported a theft on Aug. 8, 2018, that was discovered to have taken place by a member of the company.
“The member was discovered to have been submitting hours on his time sheet that were not worked, taking cash from the petty cash fund for personal use, using the company gas card to fill his personal vehicles and using the company credit card to purchase items for personal use,” a release from Carlisle police reads. “The member was identified as Jeffrey J. Salisbury, Assistant EMS Chief and Fleet Manager in charge of the company vehicles and maintenance.”
Detectives from the Carlisle Police Department and Cumberland County CID conducted a joint investigation into the theft and were able to sort out all of the fraudulent purchases and fraudulent hours reportedly worked to determine a total loss to Cumberland Goodwill EMS was $52.330.21.
Police said Salisbury admitted to the aforementioned allegations, as well as the theft of the petty cash.
Salisbury was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Birbeck on 11 counts each of forgery, criminal use of a communications facility, theft by deception and tampering with records; 10 counts each of access device fraud, theft by failure to make a required disposition of funds received and receiving stolen property; and one count of theft by unlawful taking.