A Ridgefield firefighter stole $18,620 from his department last year, authorities charged.
Dennis P. Salvaty, 56, of Union City made a total of 92 unauthorized transactions – 88 at an ATM and four at a teller window – from a Ridgefield Fire Co. #1 account between April 8 and Dec. 18 last year, Police Chief Thomas J. Gallagher said.
Additional cash from a fundraiser was suspected taken, but authorities didn't have the necessary documentation.
Salvaty, a separated father of two young children -- and a former Fairview fire chief -- who was the Ridgefield fire company's treasurer,
He's charged with theft and fraud.
A Jan. 20 first appearance was scheduled in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.
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