Callaway County authorities say a former Fulton firefighter has been accused of stealing from the union.

Forty-seven-year-old Scott Peterson, of Fulton, was charged Wednesday with felony stealing.

The Boone County prosecutor's office is acting as special prosecutor in the case. Peterson was a former treasurer and president of the Fulton Professional Firefighters Local 2945.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports the illegal transactions totaled about $30,000. Arrest documents say Peterson used the funds for obviously personal transactions.

Peterson resigned as union president during the investigation and resigned from the fire department after his arrest.

Callaway County Jail