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Just In: Ex Morrisville EMS Chief Sentenced to Jail, Most Likely House Arrest



Digital Reporter- Jeff Bohen 

 

The ex chief of the Morrisville Ambulance Squad was sentenced Monday for stealing over $30 K in funds from the organization in Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.

Bucks County Judge Rhea  B. Boylan sentenced Brian Eckert, 42 of Falls, four to 23 months in county prison.

 

Eckert is expected to serve his sentence on house arrest the Bucks County District Attorney’s office said Tuesday.

The former squad chief is to perform 100 hours of community service as part of his guilty plea to theft, insurance fraud, conspiracy, and forgery, county authorities said.

Eckert pleaded guilty in July to the four misdemeanor counts for his role in using squad credit cards and checks from 2011 to 2018 to pay for personal expenses, Bucks County investigators said. 
Eckert paid restitution of $ 30,785.44 at the time of his plea

Eckert testified at the trial of now convicted co-conspirator Ruth “Roxy” Rookstool, 59 of Morrisville as part of his guilty plea to the misdemeanor offenses in July county authorities said.

Rockstool was found guilty of stealing $100,000 and conspiring to commit insurance fraud in August, which Eckert conspired to help with, court documents say.

Rockstool is scheduled to be sentenced on November 25 at 9:30 in Doylestown. She is currently incarcerated at Bucks County Prison.

Rockstool is scheduled to be sentenced on November 25 by President Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr.

The DA’s office will comment on the adjudication of both cases after Rookstool’s sentencing.

The now defunct ambulance squad was replaced by Capital Health of Mercer County and operates out of the old squads location on North Washington Street.

 

 

 

 


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Jeff Bohen has been covering news in the Philadelphia region since 2008. First on Temple Student Radio WHIP's "Run Down" Show. He then Interned at WBCB, and was a Patch.com contributor on four different Patch sites. Bohen was/ is the co-founder/creator of LeviittownNow.com helping it become the most popular digital news site in Lower Bucks County.
Bohen is a passionate about educating the public on issues surrounding mental health, as he lives with Bi-Polar Disorder. In his free time, Jeff is a avid sports fan, podcast listener, and metal head whose the best air guitarist/drummer he knows. Bohen is single and has no children.

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