Former Wilmington Fire Chief Pleads Guilty To Theft

Last week officials announced that former Wilmington Fire Chief Anthony Goode pled guilty in relation to stealing from a group representing minority firefighters. The 45-year-old Goode of Wilmington pled guilty to Theft Greater Than $50,000 and felony Unlawful Use of a Payment Card.

Officials said Goode admitted stealing more than $50,000 from Gallant Blazers, Inc. between January 2009 and October 2016. Goode was president of the organization at the time. Goode faces up to 10 years in prison when sentenced by a Superior Court judge in March 2019.

Delaware Department of Justice Special Investigators Robert Irwin and Walter Ferris investigated the case, which was prosecuted by Deputy Attorneys General Stephen McDonald and Thomas Brown. Paralegal Kelly Drzymalski, forensic accountant Clyde Hartman, and Special Investigator LaVincent Harris also assisted on the case.

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