Ex.-W.Va. fire chief indicted in funds probe - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

Ex.-W.Va. fire chief indicted in funds probe

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • UPDATE: Route 2 now open following tractor trailer accident

    UPDATE: Route 2 now open following tractor trailer accident

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:00:48 GMT
    A tractor trailer is blocking part of Route 2. The road is closed until further notice. Drivers heading in both direction are being asked to use the Big Ben Bowen Highway connector by Target to get around.
    A tractor trailer is blocking part of Route 2. The road is closed until further notice. Drivers heading in both direction are being asked to use the Big Ben Bowen Highway connector by Target to get around.

SMITHERS, W.Va. (AP) — A grand jury in Fayette County has indicted the former chief of a volunteer fire department and his wife on felony charges related to allegedly taking department funds for personal use.

Media outlets report ex-Smithers fire chief Timothy M. Whittington was indicted Thursday on one count of embezzlement. His wife, Patricia A. Whittington, was indicted on one count of fraudulent schemes.

The indictment says Timothy Whittington is accused of taking money from the fire department between July 2010 and September 2012. An audit showed thousands of dollars went missing from the department.

Whittington resigned last year.

The couple's arraignment is scheduled for May 24 in Fayette County Circuit Court. It wasn't immediately known whether the couple has an attorney.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.