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EMSA Workers Charged in Fraud Case

OCALA, Fla. — Three part-time employees of the Marion County Emergency Medical Services Alliance surrendered to Ocala police on Wednesday on charges of grand theft.

They are accused of collecting pay for hours they didn’t work.

William Vinyard, 31, and Christopher Stephens, 33, both resigned from Ocala Fire-Rescue earlier Wednesday amid allegations that they were staying on the clock for EMSA while working at Ocala Fire-Rescue, Ocala-Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Brian Stoothoff said.

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