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Ex-fire chief from St. Louis area gets probation for theft

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — The former chief of a St. Louis-area fire protection district has been sentenced to probation and six months of house arrest for stealing more than $30,000 from the district.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on its Web site that David Jetton was sentenced Tuesday afternoon in federal court.

The 54-year-old from Dellwood was chief of the Metro North Fire Protection District until resigning in June 2006.

Federal prosecutors accused him of defrauding the district of $30,000 to $70,000.

However, a district civil suit claimed that he had taken more than $200,000. The suit settled for $100,000.

 

 


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