David Garmoe

GEL NEWS: Ex-Glen Ellyn fire official imprisoned for $262,000 theft

David Garmoe's 26-year career in the fire service ended with handcuffs Friday as the onetime lieutenant was sentenced to five years in prison for embezzling $262,000 from the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company.

Garmoe, 56, pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge stemming from his tenure as the department's treasurer. DuPage County prosecutors said he took the money over a seven-year period and... Read more -

David Garmoe

A former member and longtime treasurer of the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company has been accused of stealing $260,000 from the fire company and using the money for personal expenses and to support his private business, authorities said Friday.

David Garmoe, 54, of the 600 block of Prairie Avenue in Glen Ellyn, was arrested Friday and charged with eight counts of theft, two counts of forgery, two counts of continuing a financial crimes enterprise, money laundering and financial institution fraud, Glen Ellyn Police Chief Phil Norton said.

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