BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The Town of Bath's police chief has resigned, Mayor Susan J. Webster announced this week.
James Minton submitted his letter of resignation March 28, Webster said. It was effective immediately.
"We appreciate the hard work he put into the police department, particularly with the K-9 unit and the auxiliary reserve. I wish him well," she said Wednesday.
Sgt. S.E. Davis, Berkeley Springs detachment commander of the West Virginia State Police, said Thursday that Webster had asked him to investigate the possibility of the misappropriation of town funds by Minton.
Davis said his investigation found that $400 from the town parking meters, which is supposed to be placed into the town's general fund, was instead put into the police department's petty cash fund.