KYLE , Texas (KXAN) - A former Kyle volunteer firefighter was arrested and charged Tuesday with forgery and abuse of official capacity.
An arrest affidavit says a bookkeeper for the Kyle Volunteer Fire Department suspected that then-training coordinator Richard Kolls Jr., 38, of collecting tuition payments from students and not turning all of them in.
The bookkeeper told police that there appeared to be more students taking the training courses than there were tuition payments given. The affidavit cited a receipt book on Kolls's desk that the bookkeeper saw, and it allegedly contained receipts for tuition cash payments that the department had not yet received.
After going through Kolls's desk, the bookkeeper told police that $3,800 of tuition payments were unaccounted for, and that one check had been altered. Police contacted the owner of the check, and the owner said that wasn't what they had originally written the check out for.
The affidavit also said the bookkeeper found that there was no record of invoices or payments for eight of the students listed on previous class rosters.
Due to the forged check and unaccounted for money, police issued an arrest warrant for Kolls on Monday.
Kolls was laid off from the department last month because of budget cuts.
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