ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Friday, the former chief of the Remington Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department was sentenced for fraud and embezzlement.
Douglas G. "Bo" Taylor, 52, was sentenced to 24 months incarceration for his role in a wire fraud scheme that defrauded the RVFD and the Prince William County School System and the filing of false individual income tax returns, according to Dana J. Boente, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Boente says Taylor's jail time will be followed by three years of supervised release. Taylor was also ordered to pay restitution of $70,833 to the Remington Fire Department, $59,419 to the Prince William County Schools, and $79,576 to the Internal Revenue Service.
According to court records, Taylor was chief from 1994 through 2011, when the RVFD fire station underwent major renovations and reconstruction with some of the funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Taylor, a licensed Master Electrician, offered to do some of the renovations and only seek reimbursement for his out of pocket expenses, according to record. Taylor then submitted false invoices with charges for materials he did not purchase and charges for labor that sometimes was never performed or was inflated from the hours that were actually performed. Taylor also used a Prince William County Public Schools System ("PWCS") credit card to buy some materials. In total, Taylor defrauded the RVFD of more than $80,000 and the PWCS of approximately $60,000. Officials add that Taylor did not disclose the money he fraudulently obtained from the RVFD and winnings from the Virginia lottery on two individual income tax returns filed with the IRS.