A former assistant chief and fleet manager for Cumberland Goodwill EMS faces dozens of charges after police said he embezzled more than $52,000 from the company.
Jeffrey J. Salisbury, 34, of Shippensburg, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Birbeck Tuesday on 11 counts each of forgery, criminal use of a communication facility, theft by deception and tampering with records. He also faces 10 counts each of access device fraud, theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received and receiving stolen property along with a single count of theft by unlawful taking or disposition.
According to court documents, Salisbury waived his preliminary hearing minutes after his preliminary arraignment. A formal arraignment in the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas is scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 29.
Carlisle Police said the theft was reported on Aug. 8, 2018, when the EMS discovered that Salisbury was submitting hours on his time sheet that were not worked, taking money from petty cash for personal use, using the company gas card to fill his personal vehicles and using the company credit card to purchase items for personal use.
As fleet manager, Salisbury was in charge of the Cumberland Goodwill EMS vehicles.
Detectives from the Carlisle Police Department and Cumberland County CID conducted a joint investigation into the theft and determined that Cumberland Goodwill had sustained a $52,330.21 loss.
Salisbury was released on his own recognizance.