Kinloch Fire Chief pleads guilty to federal fraud charges

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ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – Wednesday in downtown St. Louis federal court, former Kinloch Fire Chief Darran Kelley, plead guilty to federal fraud charges for using Kinloch Fire Protection District funds for personal use.

It had been alleged that Kelley had used over $140,000 of district funds to cover gambling debts, personal MasterCard payments and purchases of other personal items from January 2007 to January 2013.

In addition to the fraud charges, Kelley also defrauded social security for disability payments.

Kelley is facing up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count of fraud.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 16, 2013.