PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Petersburg Mayor Samuel Parham has called for City Treasurer Kevin Brown to resign over accusations that he stole more than $2,000 from his office.
Multiple sources confirm to 8News that Brown has admitted to the Robert Bobb Group Forensic Auditors to stealing approximately $2,500 from his office petty cash fund.
Brown, however, says that’s not true, but that didn’t stop Mayor Parham calling for his resignation.
“The investigation is unfinished and everyone is innocent until proven guilty,” Mayor Parham said during a Tuesday afternoon press conference. “Petersburg does not need any more bad press. Given all these problems, we are asking the treasurer to do the right thing. To do what is right for the citizens of Petersburg and resigned immediately.”
“We are asking the treasurer to do the right thing. To do what is right for the citizens of Petersburg and resigned immediately.” — Petersburg Mayor Sam Parham
After listening to the mayor call for his resignation, Brown — in an interesting twist — said he would do what is best for the City of Petersburg.
“If it comes to that point, I will,” Brown said. “Because this is all about the city. It’s not about me.”
Tuesday night, Petersburg’s former mayor and current councilmember, Howard Myers, added his name to the growing list of people calling on Brown to resign.
“My regards to it is that you need to probably resign,” Myers told 8News. “Save face so that we can continue to move on with the business of the city.”
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