Firefighter pleads guilty to stealing from company
COURTHOUSE — An Audubon man pleaded guilty Tuesday to access device fraud, receiving stolen property and theft by deception in Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.
Joseph Daywalt, 22 of the 100 block of Butcher Street, will be sentenced after a pre-sentencing investigation report is completed.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on June 25, 2013 Conshohocken police received a report of credit card fraud from the Washington Fire Company, which reported its Jay Gress card was being used by Daywalt, a member of the fire company, to refuel his personal vehicles.
Police obtained security footage of Daywalt filling up his own vehicle and paying with the credit card. Daywalt, who was never authorized by the fire company to refuel his own vehicle, was arrested by Lower Providence police July 8 after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
The open guilty plea means he has no expectations at sentencing and did not enter into any kind of deal with the district attorney’s office.