- Associated Press - Friday, June 29, 2018

New Shoreham, R.I. (AP) - A Connecticut woman has been charged with embezzling money from the Block Island Volunteer Fire Department.

Police say 36-year-old Kate Campanale of Old Saybrook served as the treasurer of the department between 2015 and 2018.

She is accused of stealing just under $23,000 from the department’s bank accounts during that time. Police say that in addition to her voluntary position as treasurer, she has also served as a paid administrative assistant for the fire department since 2017.

Campanale does not have a listed phone number and attempts to reach her for comment Friday were not successful.

She turned herself in to state police on Thursday. She was arraigned in Fourth Division District Court on a felony embezzlement charge and released on her own recognizance.

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