The investigation of Woolwich Township Mayor Todd Cowan concerns alleged billing expenses made to multiple levels of government.
As mayor of Woolwich Township, Cowan has a seat on Waterloo Region council, which has authority over Waterloo Regional Police.
The police force said it have handed the investigation to the OPP’s anti-racket branch in the interests of ‘‘public confidence, transparency and impartiality.”
Cowan has admitted to billing nearly $2,800 worth of mileage and conference expenses to both the township and the region.
He repaid the amount following an investigation ordered by the township.
Another $465.52 in mileage claims is being investigated as having possibly been billed to both the township and the Grand River Conservation Authority.
Cowan sits on the authority's board. (CTV Kitchener)