Mingo Junction Mayor Ed Fithen said Monday John Wright is no longer with the village fire department.

Last week, Wright was indicted on charges of theft by control, theft by deception and receiving stolen property while chief of the department.

Wright submitted a letter to council on April 28 for his resignation and retirement, which went into effect May 4, just two days before the charges were filed.

Mayor Fithen didn’t want to comment on the charges, but he did say they will be searching for a new fire chief soon.