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Embezzlement case limited to manager who was charged

An investigation into the embezzlement of $330,000 from Fletcher Fire & Rescue targeted only the agency’s office manager and no other arrests are expected, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Justice Department said.
Brenda Glenn Livingston pleaded guilty last month to embezzling the money over a seven-year period. She has not yet been sentenced.
“Mrs. Livingston was the only target of the investigation and we don’t anticipate charging additional individuals,” said Lia Bantavani, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office of the Western District of North Carolina.
Mills River Fire Chief Rick Livingston was married to Brenda Livingston and is now estranged from her. She no longer lives in Henderson County.
“From the beginning of this investigation, Rick Livingston has been completely forthcoming and cooperative with law enforcement, including the SBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office, and is glad that their investigations support his claims that he was not involved at all,” said Anderson Ellis, who represents Rick Livingston.