Former firefighter arrested on theft charge

State police arrested Daniel Newport, 53, on a felony theft charge after he allegedly stole more than $50,000 from a charitable organization he served on.

Posted: Jun. 8, 2018 12:29 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- A former Fort Wayne firefighter was arrested this week after an investigation dating back to December of 2017.

State police arrested Daniel Newport, 53, on a felony theft charge after he allegedly stole more than $50,000 from a charitable organization he served on.

According to Detective Clint Hetrick, Newport was serving as the treasurer for the organization known as Guns-N-Hoses. While serving, he was accused of taking large sums of money for personal use. 

Hetrick found that Newport, who was a member of the Fort Wayne Fire Department at the time, took more than $50,000 from the organization between 2000 and December 2017.

Newport was arrested Wednesday, but has since been released.

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