Former Wilmington fire chief pleads guilty to theft from minority firefighter group

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Former Wilmington Fire Chief Anthony Goode entered a guilty plea for theft from a group representing minority firefighters. He could face up to 10 years in prison.

Goode, 45, of Wilmington pledguilty to Theft Greater Than $50,000 and felony Unlawful Use of a Payment Card. Goode admitted stealing more than $50,000 from Gallant Blazers, Inc. between January 2009 and October 2016.

Goode was president of the organization at the time. He faces sentencing from a Superior Court judge in March 2019.

Delaware Department of Justice Special Investigators Robert Irwin and Walter Ferris workedthe case, which was prosecuted by Deputy Attorneys General Stephen McDonald and Thomas Brown. Paralegal Kelly Drzymalski, forensic accountant Clyde Hartman, and Special Investigator LaVincent Harris also assisted on the case.

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