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Former Six Forks Rescue workers accused of embezzlement

Posted July 29, 2011

— Two former employees of the Six Forks Rescue in Raleigh are under investigation for suspected embezzlement, according to search warrants released Thursday. 

Jill M. Cafolla, who was the office manager for three years, is accused of using a rescue debit card to make several purchases not approved by the board, warrants state. Those purchases included three personal cellphones.

Cafolla and former treasurer Edward E. Fuller Sr. are accused of transferring $10,000 to another account, where debit cards were issued without the board's knowledge, according to warrants. Authorities said the 245 debit card transactions from this account were made in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and California.

Many of the purchases were done by Fuller's son, Edward Fuller Jr., who is not an employee of Six Forks Rescue.

Fuller agreed to repay more than $9,800 in October 2009, but nothing had been paid back as of June, according to warrants. 


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  • Rebelyell55 Jul 29, 2011

    Sounds like Jr. got hold of the cards and went wild before Sr. knew what was happening. Just maybe Sr. was planning on paying his back before he realized what Jr. has done.

  • schoonie79 Jul 29, 2011

    As a former volunteer of Six Forks EMS I am disgusted by this. The squad had great people both career and volunteer and its so sad to me that this is one reason why Wake County EMS now occupies those bays...some really good people worked there and this just shames all of us that once called it home. I think prosecution to the fullest extent of the law is in order here for all parties involved. It makes me very angry to know that what I and a lot of others before and after me worked so hard to create and maintain was destroyed by a few greedy individuals.

  • landerson3 Jul 29, 2011

    As a life member of Six Forks Rescue who moved out of state about 10 years ago, it breaks my heart to hear what a few criminals can do to destroy to an organization. Six Forks started from nothing but a desire to serve our neighbors in North Raleigh. Thanks to donated money (not tax money) and thousands of hours of volunteered time, heart and soul, it became a premiere non-profit paramedic rescue squad that improved and sometimes saved the lives of many citizens. Although time and the needs of the community morphed Six Forks into a taxpayer funded "business", the loss is more than just the money. It is the tarnish on the efforts and reputation of all rescue and EMS personnel, both paid and volunteer, past and present, who serve their fellow man. R.I.P. the Six Forks Rescue I once knew. LA

  • jd21 Jul 29, 2011

    As a former Rescue/EMS Chief in both volunteer & career organizations I TOTALLY agree with BE's comments. Its truly sad to see the hundreds of thousands of hours of work & love of former members, mostly volunteer, to build excellent, truly humanitarian organizations over DECADES to have them either fully ruined (as in Garner) or reputations damaged by a FEW evil, greedy, usually non-emergency administrative personal seeking to fill their pockets or work some other schemes. I like him would want to see them punished to the fullest legal extent; not just fines & restitution. Its just sad for the organizations & dedicated, caring people involved over the years. Like he said, as a leader in such organizations, Semper Vigilante is the byword. A few bad apples can quickly destroy DECADES of excellence.

  • BE Jul 29, 2011

    I resigned before all of this mess happened and before Fuller and Cafolla came along, but as a charter member of Six Forks Rescue who volunteered for 30 years, I am totally disgusted by this. What these two people (allegedly) did shames the name of Six Forks Rescue and the hundreds of community volunteers and employees who worked for over 30 years to build a superb rescue and emergency medical service to meet the needs of citizens. It is an example of what can happen when the leaders at the top of an agency who have the responsibility of financial management are not paying attention to what is going on. If there is any justice in this matter, both of these people will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  • awomnsptofview Jul 29, 2011

    Why were they not charged in 2009 when the crime occurred? Repaying it is ordered in cases like this anyway. Embezzlement is a felony. Something is not quite right here.....

  • momeeee Jul 29, 2011

    Ms Cafolla & Mr(s) Fuller - I am glad you decided that you deserved extra money and took it for yourself. You should be ashamed of yourselves, especially that you are with the Rescue Dept and are in the business of helping others. Guess you just helped yourself to taxpayer monies.

  • nascarguy Jul 29, 2011

    What the heck is six forks rescue? Is this taxpayer money?