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McCutchanville firefighter explains his resignation

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New information on the resignation of a McCutchanville firefighter and why he's resigning.

The firefighter tells 14News that he's moving and according to the fire department, it's not because he was suspended or his alleged involvement in money reported missing from the Jeremy Tighe Scholarship Fund.

When 14News caught up with the firefighter at his home on Friday, a moving truck was being loaded outside and he refused to answer any questions about his suspension or about the investigation into the missing funds.

Workers were packing and moving boxes at the home in Evansville today.

The department says the firefighter gave his resignation on Thursday that took effect Friday night.

McCutchanville Fire PIO, Steve Gibson says the firefighter that resigned had been on paid administrative leave and that's because he was involved in a criminal investigation into the missing money.

But Gibson says that the suspension and his resignation aren't connected, saying the fireman told the department he'd be moving back in November.

So 14News asked the firefighter himself why he resigned and why now?

"Previously talked about it in November, already planned," says the firefighter. "If you need any other information whatsoever, you're going to have to contact our PIO at the McCutchanville Fire Department."

Lt. Steve Gibson tells us, "Some allegations arose but they did not rise to the level that you could fire someone. We've known since November and that was long before and of this other stuff surfaced."

The department says the case is now in the hands of prosecutors and no 14News is not identifying the name of the firefighter involved because no charges have been filed yet.

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