EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSFormer Fayette VFD Chief Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement
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Reported by: Latasha Hughes
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 20, 2013 9:03 AM EDT
Updated: Aug. 20, 2013 9:46 AM EDT
Fayetteville, Fayette County , West Virginia
A former chief of a Fayette County volunteer fire department will spend at least a year in jail after pleading guilty to embezzlement.
Authorities said Timothy Whittington used the Smithers Volunteer Fire Department's account as his own personal bank account, stealing as much as $7,500 over a two-year period. The money was used for a monthly car bill, car insurance payments and a home water bill.
Whittington’s wife, Patricia Whittington, previously faced a charge of obtaining funds by fraudulent pretenses but her case was dismissed.
Whittington is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 30.
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