Local volunteer firefighter charged with theft

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READE TWP., CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A local volunteer firefighter has been charged with stealing equipment from his department.

According to police, Frederick McClellan allegedly made off with turnout gear and a pager that belonged to the Reade Township Fire Department.

The items have a value of $2,700.

According to the complaint, McClellan says he returned the gear in 2018 and that he was never issued a pager.

McClellan is currently charged with two felonies related to the incident.

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