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Audit shows suspended Monarch Fire Chief didn't steal department money

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Monarch Fire Chief Wayne Marsonette, 46, is accused of using a company money from his previous employer for personal expenses. Credit: KMOV Monarch Fire Chief Wayne Marsonette, 46, is accused of using a company money from his previous employer for personal expenses. Credit: KMOV
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

An audit of the Monarch Fire Protection District has found no evidence of fraud by their suspended fire chief.

Back in August, Chuck Marsonette was charged with four felony counts of theft, stemming from a secondary job.

The audit looked at whether any of the department's money was also misused. The report examined the time frame of January 1, 2014-July 31 2016. 

The auditor says there was no evidence of theft, fraud or abuse.  The president of the Monarch Fire Protection District Board says he was ready for any outcome. 

"I was prepared to ask the board to act if it was the other way around. If it was information that there was theft or abuse, I was prepared to act on that. There could have been, there wasn't," says board President Rick Gans. 

Gans says two things would have to happen for Marsonette to be reinstated: either a not guilty verdict or if the charges get dropped. 

In September, a motion was made to get the case dismissed. 

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