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Ex-firefighter accused of starting fire to cover up Walmart shoplifting spree

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A Florida man who spent years with the West Palm Beach Fire Rescue Service is accused of arson and stealing a cart of Halloween decorations from a local Walmart.

Kenneth Gray was arrested on October 26 on first-degree arson and theft charges.

One a member of the county’s finest, the 34-year-old is one of three people suspected of setting a fire in order to walk off with merchandise.

Judge Dina Keever-Agrama ordered Wednesday morning that Gray be held in the Palm Beach County Jail on a $27,000 bail in that case. If released, he will be under in-house arrest and is forbidden from going to a Walmart.

Gray’s freedom is unlikely- he is still linked to an open case involving the burgling of an ambulance and was out on a surety bond.

According to the Palm Beach Post, a Palm Beach County Fire Rescue investigator determined the fire was intentionally set by either a lighter or a match. The blaze caused more than $40,000 in damage.

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