Former Pamlico Co. firefighter accused of using department’s stolen gas card

On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, Goose Creek Island Volunteer Fire Department reported to the Pamlico County Sheriffs Office that the department issued fuel purchasing card had been used multiple times to purchase fuel by an unauthorized person.  It was determined through the investigation that Chance Matthew Goldberg, 25, of Oriental and former member of the department was responsible for the theft and use of the card.  Goldberg was a member of the fire department and had stolen the card prior to his dismissal.  The card was used to purchase gasoline for his personal vehicle on 11 separate occasions between November and December 2021 totaling $477.00.  Goldberg was taken before Pamlico County Magistrate and formally charged with the following:

7 counts of Felony Credit Card Fraud

5 counts of Felony Larceny by Employee

Goldberg was placed into the Pamlico County Detention Center under a $10,000.00 secured bond and is scheduled for his first court appearance on January 7, 2022.