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Former Delaware County Fire Company Officials Take Plea Deal for Theft And Conspiracy

The Delaware County Daily Times reports that 52-year-old former Colwyn Borough Volunteer Fire Company president Elizabeth Cellini entered the pleas Monday in Delaware County Court.

Three former officials of a suburban Philadelphia fire company have been ordered to pay $35,000 restitution after no contest pleas to theft and conspiracy charges.

The Delaware County Daily Times reports that 52-year-old former Colwyn Borough Volunteer Fire Company president Elizabeth Cellini entered the pleas Monday in Delaware County Court.

She was sentenced to 60 weekends, 60 days on electronic home monitoring. Her boyfriend, 51-year-old Gary Brice, and her 27-year-old daughter, Lauren Cellini, were sentenced to two years intermediate punishment with 15 consecutive weekends at the county prison.

Authorities said they wrote themselves checks and made cash withdrawals. Elizabeth Cellini's attorney said she cares for a sick mother.

Brice's attorney said he regrets that his firefighting career ended this way. Lauren Cellini's attorney called her a "bad record-keeper."

Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Gary Brice, 49, the Colwyn Borough Fire Department fire chief, 50-year-old Elizabeth Cellini, the president, and her 26-year-old daughter Lauren Cellini, the treasurer, face felony theft charges.
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