Fire Chief Arrested For Embezzlement

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The fire chief of the Monticello Volunteer Fire Department, Lloyd Candelaria, 47, has been arrested on charges of embezzling fuel.
According to Sierra County Undersheriff Dave Elston, the department received a report that Candelaria had been obtaining fuel for his personal use, using the fire department’s fuel key at B&H Oil. Upon investigating the report it was determined that between January 2015 and February 2016, Candelaria had obtained over 1,800 gallons of fuel using the fire department’s sole fuel key at B&H Oil, where county officials obtain fuel…