Ex-Smith Twp. chief charged with stealing $10K from department


YOUNGSTOWN

A former Smith Township police chief has found himself on the wrong side of the law.

Investigators accuse John Siranovic of stealing about $10,000 from the police department’s evidence room while he served as chief.

Siranovic was the subject of a two-count secret indictment issued Thursday by a Mahoning County grand jury, charging him with theft in office and grand theft.

If convicted, he could serve up to three years in jail on the theft-in-office charge.

Siranovic served as the township’s police chief for about 15 years before he resigned in October. He then took a position as a patrolman with Sebring Police Department.

Sebring placed Siranovic on administrative leave pending his resignation, department officials said.

Read more about the matter in Saturday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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