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Barre firefighter charged with embezzling from union

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BARRE, Vt. (AP) - The president of the local firefighters union in Barre, Vt., has been accused of embezzling funds from the organization.

Jeffrey Cochran, a lieutenant with the Barre City Fire Department, is accused of converting money for his own use between Oct. 1, 2012, and Jan. 9.

The 34-year-old Cochran has been president of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 881 in Barre.

The case has been investigated by the Vermont State Police. It wasn't immediately known if Cochran had a lawyer.

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