Greensburg Fire Chief Resigns Days after Wife Charged

GREENSBURG, Ind. (AP) – Greensburg officials have announced the resignation and retirement of their longtime fire chief days after criminal charges were filed against his wife, the former police chief.

The Greensburg Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1vq7UFI ) 24-year fire department veteran Scott Chasteen notified Mayor Gary Herbert Friday that he was resigning immediately the position he held for more than a decade.

Herbert said he accepted the resignation “with a heavy heart.''

Court documents say former Greensburg Police Chief Stacey Chasteen has admitted stealing nearly $73,000 from her department's evidence room. She surrendered Tuesday to face theft and official misconduct charges, She resigned late last year after three years as chief. 

Scott Chasteen has told investigators he believed his wife had used borrowed funds to return the money. He hasn't been charged in the case.

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  Information from: Greensburg Daily News, http://www.greensburgdailynews.com