Zmuda Resignation Accepted By NFDL Village Board

At this point it was just a formality, but the North Fond du Lac Village Board Monday night accepted the resignation of former Fire Chief Richard Zmuda. Village Administrator Chuck Hornung says it was a short discussion. He says the Police and Fire Commission had already accepted his resignation. The 41-year-old Zmuda officially resigned on September 17th, a day after he was arrested on a warrant from Pennsylvania where he faces theft allegations. He waived extradition and is currently free on a $20,000 cash bond. He has a preliminary hearing on October 21st. He is charged with theft by deception for allegedly taking nearly $48,000 from an elderly aunt who had entrusted him with some money from an insurance policy. Zmuda worked for the Bradford, Pennsylvania Fire Department for 15 years before taking over as North Fond du Lac Fire Chief on August 26th.