Rescue Squad treasurer charged with stealing

Investigators say the treasurer of the Etowah County Rescue Squad is charged with stealing nearly $100,000 from the organization. The Sheriff's office says 26-year-old Josiah Lee Hickman of Tidmore Bend is charged with theft by deception. He was relieved of the treasurer's position and is being held in the Etowah County jail.

Authorities say a total of $96,652 was embezzled from the rescue squad over an 18-month period.