News brief: Mineral Fire Department audit shows fuel misappropriation

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 5:32 pm

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office has forwarded a case to prosecutors of second-degree theft in connection with a volunteer firefighter’s alleged misuse of a gas card.

Brady J. Mounce was a volunteer with Lewis County Fire District 9 in Mineral and allegedly used a district card for just over $1,500 in personal use between 2013 and 2014, according to the sheriff’s office.

Chief Deputy Dusty Breen said this morning said a report from the Washington State Auditor’s Office came back early last week and showed Mounce misappropriated more than $5,000 worth of fuel from the district.

Some it occurred in the Morton area and some in Eatonville, according to Breen. Similar charges have been filed in Pierce County, Breen said.

Mounce, 23, of Mineral has not been arrested and a charging decision will be made by the Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office.

Breen said the audit overall showed $20,300 worth of fuel misappropriated from the district but it couldn’t be determined who was responsible. He didn’t note the time period involved.

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4 Responses to “News brief: Mineral Fire Department audit shows fuel misappropriation”

  1. Sherman says:

    Me and Mr. Peabody know that’s you posting below Brady J.

  2. Frank is a bitch says:

    So what I’m gathering is that frank is the most perfect person in the world, never made a mistake in his life….. news flash stupid, no one is perfect, so mind your business, regardless of the mistakes made some people can still be good, you don’t know what may have been going on in his life at the times of his lack of judgment, so maybe just keep your mouth shut and let this run its course….

  3. Peabody Slim says:

    Drain the Swamp…

  4. Frank says:

    Where is the oversight? We have 3 commissioners doing what???? Chief needs to get fired. Felony stupidity. This is tax money his kid Brady J stole. His (The Chief) wife was the secretary, $20,000 ++++ is missing and we just pay the gas bills? DUHH!!!! Some good people have quit as result of this on going scandal leaving Mineral citizens with less EMT and fire protection. There are some honest people here in Mineral even at the local LEWIS COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT #9. Frank

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