Redings Mill Mayor Charged with Theft

Redings Mill Mayor Charged with Theft
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Redings Mill, MO – The mayor of Redings Mill is charged with theft. According to the Newton County Auditor and a Newton County Sheriff’s Office detective, Mayor Jimmy Brown used Village money to pay for personal transactions at the Joplin Flea Market, AT&T, Spring, Kohl’s Department Store, and also at a dentist’s office.

They say Brown used close to $10,000 in Village money for those personal transactions. Brown also admitted to using funds for personal reasons, but said he had intentions to pay back the village. Officials add, Brown asked if he would still be prosecuted if he was able to repay those funds.