“Completely out of character. I mean Mike was a phenomenal instructor. He did a lot of good work throughout the community. He worked hand in hand with the American Heart Association. At the end of the day we feel betrayed,” said Fellows. The investigation began in May when Taylor was accused of stealing American Heart Association cards from the Union Volunteer Emergency Squad, where he served as the Deputy Director of Administration. Troopers say Taylor pocketed cash payments for teaching American Heart Association classes involving CPR, AED, and first aid. Troopers arrested Luther Taylor, 59, following a months-long investigation. Investigators explain Taylor issued electronic and paper course completion cards, but deleted the course records after keeping the proceeds. Taylor was released and is expected to be back in Town of Union Court on October 16. Taylor is charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and first-degree falsifying business records. Both charges are felonies. “As the investigation continued we found numerous cases where mister Taylor was paid directly by numerous customers,” said the executive director of the Union Volunteer Emergency Squad, Matthew Fellows. UNION (WBNG) — A Binghamton man is accused of keeping payments for giving American Heart Association training courses while with a local volunteer ambulance organization.