The hospital didn’t know about the gun purchases, however, since Richardson falsified the invoices to show other items being purchased, authorities said.
“The hospital paid the invoices without knowing the funds were actually for the purchase of numerous firearms,” the release said.
Richardson, who taught gun courses in South Carolina, eventually advertised that he had firearms for sale on social media, the release said. He sold many of the them and pocketed the profit, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which investigated the case.
He was indicted last year on several counts of mail fraud, dealing firearms without a license and selling firearms to out-of-state residents, AJC.com previously reported.
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His sentencing has yet to be scheduled. Richardson’s mug shot was not immediately available.
In other news:
District Attorney Paul Howard said he is charging former Officer Garrett Rolfe with 11 counts, including felony murder and aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and violations to his oath of office.