Amherst Man Charged After Authorities Say He Impersonated Police Officer

Amherst, VA - An Amherst man has been arrested and charged after authorities say he was impersonating a police officer and burglarizing houses.

32-year-old Kevin Burchardt is being held in jail in Albemarle County after he was arrested in Wintergreen on New Year's Eve. Burchardt has been charged with 12 felony counts.

Investigators say they recovered a huge amount of stolen property in this case. They say the burglaries took place over several locations in central Virginia.