By Jericka Duncan

BELLMAWR, N.J. (CBS) – A volunteer firefighter in Bellmawr, Camden County is facing charges after he was accused of committing crimes against his own department.

According to police, 22-year-old Chad Jurman is charged with theft, forgery and official misconduct.

Bellmawr Police say Jurman admitted to authorities on Friday that he stole funds from the Bellmawr Park Volunteer Fire Company, but he told CBS3 Eyewitness News he had no comment. Police say Jurman was the treasurer at the department.

According to authorities, Jurman took a little more than $37,000. Police say the theft goes back to April of last year.

On his Twitter page, Jurman describes himself as a dedicated father, firefighter and all-around hard worker, but for now he’s being called a theft by police.

Police are trying to figure out how and why a volunteer would steal from his own organization.

There are two volunteer fire departments in Bellmawr, New Jersey. Police say Station 33 is where Jurman worked and Station 32 had nothing to do with this investigation.

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