The wife of the fire chief pleads guilty to theft

Stephanie Ivankovich

The wife of the fire chief has pleaded guilty to theft.

Lynn M. Hinds, 53, pleaded guilty to third-degree theft on Sept. 11. Lynn is the wife of Perry fire chief Chris Hinds.

According to the criminal complaint report obtained by the Perry Chief, Lynn attempted to steal almost $70 worth of merchandise from Mills Fleet Farm in Ankeny on June 4.

Lynn put liquid hand soap, two Lysol hand soaps, vegetable spray, infant Carhartt jeans and a John Deere model tractor in her purse.

The report stated that after she was confronted by loss and prevention staff she admitted to stealing the merchandise. She told them that she had no reason for stealing those items and she was “just being stupid.”

Lynn is fined $625 and is on probation for one year.

The fire chief declined to comment about the incident.

This isn’t the first time she was arrested for theft.

In 2012 she was also charged with third-degree theft.