"Chatham Police Chief Peter Volkmann admits to ripping off retirement system." The following is quoted from the article:
Chatham Police Chief Peter Volkmann pleaded guilty during a virtual court appearance to fourth-degree grand larceny for stealing $74,000 from state retirement and to official misconduct for filing false claims for $18,000 in mileage reimbursement from Chatham.
Volkmann was celebrated for creating the Chatham Cares 4 U Initiative, a substance addiction program that gained national attention. He was the Democrats' candidate for Columbia County Sheriff in 2017. In January 2020, Mayor Kamal Johnson appointed Volkmann to be the Police Commissioner for Hudson. Volkmann resigned as commissioner in September, after an investigation into his department's financial records was initiated in Chatham.