Operators Of EMS Service In Muskingum County Charged With Theft

The Ohio Attorney General says seven board members of the Harrison Township EMS have been indicted on theft charges.

They are accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from the nonprofit organization.

Four of the suspects are related to each other.

“These defendants are accused of misusing money that should have been spent for emergency services,” said Attorney General DeWine.

Investigators say that the accused misspent nearly $500,000 over four years. 

Brian Hatfield was the chief of the Harrison Township EMS at the time. He's accused of selling ambulances and an EMS building and its contents - to use the money on items not for the nonprofit organization.

The following individuals were indicted:

Brian T. Hatfield, 39 of Philo – 6 counts
•    Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity (felony of the first degree)
•    Money Laundering (felony of the third degree) 
•    Theft (felony of the third degree)
•    Theft (three counts - felony of the fourth degree)

Beverly A. Hatfield, 57 of Philo (Brian's Mother) – 5 counts
•    Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity (felony of the first degree)
•    Money Laundering (felony of the third degree)
•    Theft (felony of the fifth degree)
•    Obstructing Justice (felony of the fifth degree)

Robert D. Hatfield, 61 of Philo (Brian's Father) – 5 counts
•    Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity (felony of the first degree)
•    Money Laundering (felony of the third degree)
•    Theft (felony of the fifth degree)
•    Obstructing Justice (felony of the fifth degree)
•    Falsification (felony of the fifth degree)

Heather N. Price, 36 of Philo (Brian's sister) – 5 counts
•    Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity (felony of the first degree)
•    Money Laundering (felony of the third degree)
•    Theft (felony of the fifth degree)
•    Obstructing Justice (felony of the fifth degree)
•    Falsification (felony of the fifth degree)

Richard L. Bennett, 49 of Duncan Falls – 3 counts
•    Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity (felony of the first degree)
•    Money Laundering (felony of the third degree)
•    Theft (felony of the fifth degree)

Mary E. Randals, 56 of Philo – 3 counts
•    Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity (felony of the first degree)
•    Money Laundering (felony of the third degree)
•    Theft (felony of the fifth degree)

Terry D. Randals, 49 of Philo – 3 counts
•    Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity (felony of the first degree)
•    Money Laundering (felony of the third degree)
•    Theft (felony of the fifth degree)

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