A Pennsylvania police officer was charged yesterday for misusing over $51,000 in funds intended to help local volunteer firefighters.
33-year-old Brian Walter of Feasterville reportedly abused his position as vice president, treasurer and secretary of the board of the Feasterville Volunteer Firefighters Relief Association, paying for two weddings and a Wave Runner with the funds.
According to the grand jury, the executive board of the FVFRA “was perverted into a secret society for Brian Walter to pay himself, his family, and a privileged few.”
The assistant fire chief of the Feasterville Fire Company stated Walter has been charged with two third-degree felonies and a slew of misdemeanors.
According to Philly.com, Walter reportedly created fraudulent, backdated and altered loan documents to convince state auditors that the funds -which were described as repaid loans- were being used legitimately.
Though the funds benefited five others, Walter is the only one facing charges due to his position. He was released on $100,000 unsecured bail with a hearing set for next week.
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