- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 25, 2017

KINLOCH, Mo. (AP) - The former mayor of a St. Louis County town has been sentenced to eight months in jail for stealing money from the town’s fire protection district.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that former Kinloch Mayor Darren Small was sentenced Wednesday in federal court. His wife, Jayna Small, a former president of the fire district board of directors, was sentenced to probation last week. The couple must repay $75,000 to the district.

In addition to mayor, Small is the former fire chief for Kinloch, a town of about 300 residents.

Darren Small pleaded guilty in August. Authorities say the Smalls used a fire district debit card to pay bills and buy personal items. Jayna Small also wrote checks to herself, including a $7,200 check to pay for her murdered son’s funeral.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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