Months after he was resigned amid questions over unaccounted for town funds, the former Niantic Fire Chief has turned himself in to police and has been charged with first-degree larceny.
Stephen Wargo submitted his resignation in December, according to East Lyme First Selectman Mark Nickerson, who said representatives from Niantic Fire Department Incorporated notified him of possible discrepancies with time cards and payroll, which 47-year-old Wargo oversaw.
The town pulled records and paperwork to hand over to East Lyme Police.
A report from East Lyme Police says the investigation was into allegations that Wargo received payment for hours he did not work.
He was and released on a $1,000 non-surety bond and is due in court in New London on March 27.