Bucks DA: Former leaders stole from cash-strapped ambulance squad

November 13, 2018

Brian Eckert and Ruth Rookstool each were charged with multiple counts of fraud and related offenses for allegedly stealing more than $130,000 from the Morrisville Ambulance Squad.

By Staff

Two former administrators of a long-struggling ambulance squad in Bucks County bilked the company out of a combined $130,000, investigators said Tuesday, using it,  among other things, to pay off personal credit card debt, pay for a co-worker’s honeymoon and fraudulently receive health insurance.

Brian Eckert, 41, and Ruth “Roxy” Rookstool, 58, made those unauthorized purchases as the recently dissolved Morrisville Ambulance Squad was running in the red, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in their arrest.

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