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HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Hanover Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Mechanicsville man accused of embezzling money from a volunteer fire station.

Officials said 38-year-old Rodney L. Gentry, of the the 6100 block of Retreat Hill Lane, was arrested for felony embezzlement from the Henry Volunteer Fire Department #6 located in Hanover County. 

Officials would only say that the amount of money Gentry is accused of embezzling was over $200. 

Additionally, Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Chris R. Whitley said Gentry was released on bond. He will be arraigned in Hanover County General District Court. 

Gentry was treasurer of the Henry Volunteer Fire Department for over three years, according to Whitley. 

Officials said their investigation is ongoing and that they are working with the Henry Volunteer Fire Department and Hanover Fire/EMS administration to figure out exactly how much money is missing.