BLOOMINGTON — A man stole money from his employer and then withdrew it from his own bank account, authorities said Saturday.

Kyle R. Jones, 25, was charged with theft by deception with intent to deprive, a Class 2 felony.

Court documents accuse Jones of depositing stolen checks with $36,230.45 into his own checking account, and later withdrawing some of the money.

He was jailed in lieu of $1,535.

Fire — A small fire started on some outdoor furniture of a Bloomington home but the blaze didn’t spread far.

Around 9 a.m. Saturday, Bloomington firefighters responded to Ninth Street at Hilltop Mobile Home Park in Bloomington.

Officials said the fire caused minor damage to the carport attached to the house, but the house was not damaged.

No injuries were reported. The cause is still under investigation and damage costs were unknown.

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