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Couple admits to stealing money from Kinloch Fire Protection District

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A husband and wife of Kinloch, MO have entered guilty pleas to charges in connection with their theft of funds from the Kinloch Fire Protection District.

Jayna Small, 40, was President of the Board of Directors of the District at the time she and her husband conspired to divert funds from the District’s bank account, according to documents.

Darren Small was the Chief of the Kinloch Fire Department and Mayor of the City of Kinloch helped his wife use the District’s money for their own personal use, including purchasing clothing, food, liquor and other items.

According to reports, the couple also used funds from the District to pay for their personal household utility bills.

Jayna Smalls also admitted to writing a check from the District’s bank account in the amount of $7,200 and using the funds from the check to pay for the funeral expenses of a relative.

Darren Small appeared in court Thursday and pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commet access device fraud and one count of access device fraud.

He will be sentenced on Oct.25, 2017.

Jayna Small appeared in court on July 24 and pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit access device fraud and one count of interstate transportation of money obtained by fraud.

Jayna Small’s sentencing is set for Oct. 17, 2017.

Conspiracy to commit access device fraud carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and possibly a fine of up to $250,000.

Access device fraud and interstate transportation of money obtained by fraud each carry a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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