Fire chief's wife charged with stealing $77k from junior service league
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —
The wife of Vestavia Hills' fire chief was arrested and charged Wednesday for stealing thousands from a junior service league, officials confirm.
On January 16th, a Bessemer Junior Service League representative contacted the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office to report a suspected theft of about $77,000.
Jefferson County deputies arrested 40-year-old Stacey Green after she reportedly wrote unauthorized checks from the organization to herself and other family members. Green is the organization's treasurer.
Green wrote the checks from June 2016 until January 2018, as she was experiencing financial difficulties, she told detectives.
Officials say Green admitted to the wrongdoing but said she did not know what else to do.
Green turned herself in at the Jefferson County Jail and was charged with first-degree theft of property. Green posted $10,000 bond on Thursday.
The City of Vestavia Hills says it does not comment on the personal life of staff members or their spouses.