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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Kinloch Official Sentenced for Stealing Money from the Kinloch Fire Protection District

St. Louis, MO – Darren Small was sentenced to 8 months in prison in connection with his theft of funds from the Kinloch Fire Protection District.


According to court documents, Darren Small, who was Chief of the Kinloch Fire Department and Mayor of the City of Kinloch, conspired with his wife and co-defendant, Jayna Small, to divert funds from the District’s bank account for their own personal use, including to purchase clothing, food, liquor, cigarettes, and to pay their personal household utility bills.  Jayna Small was the President of the Board of Directors for the District. 


Darren Small, 51, Kinloch, pled guilty in August to one felony count of conspiracy to commit access device fraud and one count of access device fraud.  He appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge Catherine Perry.  Last week, Jayna Small was sentenced to 5 years’ probation for her role in the theft.


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Reginald Harris is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.



Public Corruption
Updated October 25, 2017