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Former Iowa fire chief gets 10 years for theft

DENISON, Iowa (AP) - A former fire chief in western Iowa has been sentenced for stealing from taxpayers.

Online court records say 42-year-old Michael McKinnon on Monday was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He'd been convicted of theft.

McKinnon served Denison as chief from January 1999 to January 2010, when he left under a cloud of questions about his spending. A state audit cited more than $95,000 in spending, including about $40,000 paid to businesses he owned. The spending included invoices for post office boxes that did not exist.

Other spending included a riding lawn mower and a motor for his boat.

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