Former Remington fire chief sentenced on fraud charges

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Douglas G. “Bo” Taylor, age 52, of Remington, the former chief of the Remington Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (RVFD), was sentenced today to 24 months’ incarceration, to be followed by a term of three years of supervised release, by U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema in the Eastern District of Virginia for his role in a wire fraud scheme that defrauded the RVFD and the Prince William County School System and the filing of false individual income tax returns.

Taylor was also ordered to pay restitution of $70,833 to the Remington Fire Department, $59,419 to the Prince William County Schools, and $79,576 to the Internal Revenue Service.

According to court records, Taylor served as the chief of the RVFD from 1994 through 2011, during a time when the RVFD fire station underwent major renovations and reconstruction with funding, in significant part, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Taylor, a licensed master electrician, offered to do some of the renovations at the fire station and only seek reimbursement for his out of pocket expenses.