A police chief within the Hudson Valley pleaded responsible to defrauding New York state’s retirement system and the village he labored for out of greater than $92,000.
In getting into the responsible plea to grand larceny within the fourth diploma on Thursday, Chatham Police Chief Peter Volkmann additionally mechanically misplaced his job, the Times-Union reported.
Volkmann, 53, defrauded the state’s retirement system by funneling a few of his earnings by way of a non-public enterprise to keep away from limits on public-source earnings, prosecutors mentioned in a press release. He additionally pleaded responsible to official misconduct for falsely submitting for $18,000 in reimbursements from the village of Chatham.
As part of a plea deal, Volkmann pays greater than $92,000 in restitution.
Volkmann was placed on paid depart in September when investigators used a warrant to look computer systems on the Chatham police division, the newspaper reported.
Volkmann was an advocate for legalizing marijuana and decriminalizing drug habit. He began a program that allowed individuals to show over medication to police with out penalty after which the division would join them with habit therapy, the newspaper reported.