Angela M. McMunn, 49, of De Soto, the founding father of the Jeffco Shop with a Cop group, has been ordered to repay greater than $24,800 she stole from charitable efforts she spearheaded, Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt introduced.
McMunn pleaded responsible on Tuesday (Feb. 9) to three counts of receiving stolen property, two of them class C felonies and one a category D felony, in addition to to illegal merchandising practices, additionally a category D felony, court docket paperwork present.
Jefferson County Div. four Circuit Judge Brenda Stacey ordered McMunn to repay $24,886.07 she stole from the Jeffco Shop with a Cop program and a charitable fund to profit wounded Ballwin Police officer Michael Flamion.
McMunn additionally was sentenced to 4 years in jail, however Stacey suspended the execution of the sentence and positioned McMunn on 5 years’ probation, in accordance to court docket data.
“Several of our detectives did an excellent job preparing this case for prosecution,” Marshak stated. “In addition, much of the success was attributed to the comprehensive financial analysis by one of our crime analysts, Heather Missey. I’m proud of the work done by our Attorney General, and excited that with restitution more kids will be able to Shop with a Cop.”
The prices had been filed with the Jefferson County Circuit Court, however Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Trisha Stefanksi stated the case was turned over to the Attorney General’s Office “because they have more resources to prosecute the case.”
Jeffco Shop with a Cop was based in August 2016 to present native kids in want with the chance to go Christmas procuring with an officer, the group’s board president, Jessica Griffaw, stated in a written assertion when McMunn was charged with the crimes in 2019.
Flamion was paralyzed from the neck down after being shot throughout a visitors cease in July 2016 whereas working for the Ballwin Police Department. He began his profession with the De Soto Police Department in 2007.
“Stealing from law enforcement, including officer Michael Flamion, who put his life on the line in the line of duty, is beyond the pale,” Schmitt stated in a press launch. “I’m grateful for the work that Sheriff Dave Marshak and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office did to investigate this case, and I’m pleased that my office was able to hold McMunn accountable for her actions.”
Between August 2016 and November 2017, McMunn used funds from the Jeffco Shop with a Cop program, in addition to funds from a charitable fund to profit Flamion for her personal private use, in accordance to the probable-cause assertion within the case.
The Missouri Attorney General Office stated in a written assertion that McMunn used $18,398.07 from the Shop with a Cop program for private purchases, and she used $6,498 collected to assist Flamion for her private purchases.
McMunn had organized T-shirt gross sales and marketed the cash would profit Flamion, the probable-cause assertion stated.
In 2019, Griffaw wrote in a press release that McMunn’s mishandling of funds was found in early 2018, when the Shop with a Cop program modified the monetary establishment that dealt with its funds.
“It was discovered during this changeover procedure that there were irregularities with the finances,” Griffaw stated. “We immediately took this information and turned it over to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s (Office) for investigation.”
After the invention of monetary misdeeds, Griffaw stated the group carried out stricter monetary safeguards and now requires two individuals to withdraw funds from the group’s account. In addition, the group’s balances are reviewed by three individuals.
“We are saddened to learn that a former board member may have taken a portion of the donations that were intended to be used to help vulnerable children and their families,” Griffaw stated when prices had been filed in 2019.
She additionally stated the group will proceed to work “to make Christmas a little brighter for those who need it the most and be ever vigilant that all donations are used for the purposes for which intended.”