Today the DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced that a former Glen Ellyn volunteer fireman has been charged with theft and other crimes for allegedly stealing more than $260,000 from the
David W. Garmoe, 54, of Glen Ellyn is facing eight counts of theft, two counts of continuing a financial crimes enterprise, one count of financial institution fraud, one count of money laundering and two counts of forgery.
In February 2011, officials with the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company discovered a discrepancy in the Company’s bank account. An investigation into the matter, led by the Glen Ellyn Police Department, revealed that since approximately 2004 through February 2011, Garmoe, who served as the Fire Company’s Treasurer for the past twenty years, allegedly wrote unauthorized checks to himself and his business from the Fire Company’s bank account.
“For several years Mr. Garmoe allegedly took advantage of his position as Treasurer for the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company,” Berlin said in a statement released to the press today. “He allegedly cooked the books to benefit himself at the expense of those who had trusted him. I want to stress however, that the charges filed today are in no way a reflection of the good men and women of the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company or the Glen Ellyn Fire Department.
Garmoe, who was taken into custody this morning without incident, will appear in Bond Court this afternoon at 4 p.m. in courtroom 2002.