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Firefighter resigns after suspension

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A member of the McCutchanville Fire Department tells 14News a criminal investigation continues into money missing from the Jeremy Tighe Scholarship Fund.

While no charges have yet been filed, we're told a firefighter directly involved is the one resigning.

Jeremy Tighe is the McCutchanville firefighter that was killed one year ago when the fire truck he was riding in crashed along St. Joseph Ave.

In February, firefighters say money was missing from a scholarship fund that was set up in Tighe's name.

Firefighters say they then refused to work with the firefighter involved in the missing money controversy, so the board placed him on administrative leave.

Thursday night, we learned that the firefighter has resigned.

After the news of the resignation, we contacted McCutchanville Fire Captain, Brad Burgdorf about the missing money investigation.

"The only thing that I've heard is that it's been turned over to the prosecutor's office and they're reviewing whether charges are going to be filed or not," says Burgdorf. "We'd be happy to answer any questions that they have. Other than that, it's just a waiting game."

The fire department says the missing money was returned to the scholarship fund, and as of now, no criminal charges have been filed.

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