10/2/2012 3:31 PM
A Fayette County fire chief is under investigation.
State Police in Gauley Bridge have been investigating Chief Timmy Whittington of the Smithers Fire Department the past few months. They're looking into possible misuse of department funds. It's the latest in a string of problems with the department. It was temporarily shut down back in May over lack of workers compensation and the state cut also off funding to them last summer due to state grant rules last year.