A former Elkton Rescue Squad treasurer accused of stealing thousands of dollars over a 12-year span retired from the City of Harrisonburg on Tuesday, according to a city spokesman.

Pamela Faye Monger, 51, of McGaheysville, was charged with two felony counts of embezzlement.

She was employed as an administrative assistant for the Harrisonburg Fire Department.

Mike Parks, the city’s director of communication, said she filed for retirement and is no longer employed by the city.

Monger was arrested by the Virginia State Police on Sept. 9.

It’s unclear when the investigation began, but court documents state Special Agent Adam Galton found 56 instances of embezzlement from 2005 to 2017.

The total amount embezzled, according to court documents, was $74,845.59.

The agent said in Monger’s arrest warrant that she wrote checks to herself.

“The then-treasurer of the squad had written checks to herself but reported the charges under the ledger under other vendor names,” he wrote.

Monger was released from the Rockingham County Jail on her own recognizance.

Prosecutors plan to present evidence to a grand jury on Tuesday.

Contact Pete DeLea at 574-6267 or pdelea@dnronline.com. Follow Pete on Twitter @pdelea_DNR

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