Lincolnton Deputy Fire Chief Resigns following Embezzlement Allegations

Officials confirmed that Bill Fortenberry resigned today from his position with the Lincolnton Fire Department. 

His resignation comes after allegations surfaced that he had embezzled funds from the North Carolina Firefighter Burned Children Fund.    

The foundation helps children who have suffered from fires.

Fortenberry served as the treasurer for the charity.

The Lincolnton Police Department submitted a request for an inquiry about the missing funds to the State Bureau of Investigation, which is now handling the case.