A Yucca Fire District truck sits in front of the Yucca water tank. (Photo: Yucca Fire District)
Crime

Yucca Fire Chief Arrested for Felony Theft

A Yucca Fire District truck sits in front of the Yucca water tank. (Photo: Yucca Fire District)

YUCCA – According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, Matthew Young, the Fire Chief for the Yucca Fire District turned himself in to Detectives on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

Young told Detectives that he had embezzled approximately $40,000 from the Yucca Fire District’s bank account over the past six months. He admitted to using the money to purchase several guns, 3-D printers, two boats and other items.

A search warrant was executed at Young’s residence where several of the items described by young were seized by Detectives.

Young was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility for theft of $25,000 or more (Felony).

Source: MCSO