Former rescue squad chief accused of stealing $157K in ambulance funds

Steve Tawa
May 03, 2019 - 4:47 pm
Scott Bahner

Bucks County District Attorney’s Office

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BRISTOL TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A former rescue squad chief has been accused of abusing his position in Bristol Township to steal thousands of dollars in ambulance company funds. 

Former Bucks County Rescue Squad Chief Scott Bahner is accused of stealing more than $157,000 in ambulance funds over a nine-year period. Prosecutors allege he forged dozens of fraudulent checks, misused rescue squad credit cards, and falsified financial reports. 

The rescue squad covers Bristol Township, including parts of Levittown, Bristol Borough and Croyden.

The 49-year-old Bahner was arraigned on counts that include theft, identity theft, unlawful use of a computer, and access device fraud. His bail was set at $500,000.

He also faces separate charges that he stole more than $29,000 from Bristol Township while working as a community service officer for the Bristol Township Police Department. Command staff found he submitted 1,777 hours of time that he did not work.