EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSFormer Fire Chief Sentenced To Prison
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Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: Bob Aaron
Reported: Sep. 30, 2013 11:04 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 1, 2013 9:44 AM EDT
Smithers, Fayette County , West Virginia
A former fire chief from Fayette County was sentenced to prison Monday for stealing $7,000.
Timothy Whittington, who was formerly the fire chief of the Smithers Volunteer Fire Department, was sentenced to one to 10 years in prison by Fayette County Circuit Judge Paul Blake.
In May, Whittington and his wife were both indicted on embezzlement and fraud charges. Charges were dropped against his wife as part of the plea bargain.
Timothy Whittington admitted to using $4,000 from the fire department to pay for his personal bills. He repaid that and was prepared to repay the other three thousand.
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