Former Midway firefighter arrested for stealing money from education association

Robert A. Beebe

The State Law Enforcement Division charged Robert A. Beebe, II, 43, with Breach of Trust with Fraudulent Intent, value of $10,000 or more.

On or between May 2006 and March 2013, Beebe took about $36,000 from the South Carolina Fire and Life Education Association and used it for his own use, according to the warrant.

Beebe was serving as the Secretary/Treasurer of the association.

The warrant says Beebe admitted to taking the money.

Beebe served a Midway Fire Rescue spokesman for a number of years, until recently.

He's being held in the Georgetown County Detention Center.

Midway Fire Rescue issued the following statement on Beebe's arrest:

"Midway Fire Rescue has been part of the Pawleys Island-Litchfield Community since 1962. Since that time, Midway's primary focus has to been to protect property and save lives. It is not something that we take lightly. The community has been a wonderful supporter of the Department, and we, in turn, will continue to always provide the best service possible to our community.

In a letter dated, May 8, 2013, Mr. Robert Beebe, resigned from Midway Fire Rescue.

Midway Fire Rescue is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to the residents of the Pawleys Island - Litchfield Communities. We thank you for your support and look forward to continuing to serve you."