FAIRMONT, Minn. (AP) — The Martin County commissioner is facing felony theft charges.

A criminal complaint says Commissioner Gerald Boler double-billed for reimbursements for attending seven conferences from March 2007 to April 2010.

Prosecutors say the total of all extra reimbursements is $1,167. The complaint says Boler attended the conferences for Three Rivers Resource Conservation & Development and billed both Martin County and the organization for reimbursement.

The Fairmont Sentinel says Boler is charged with seven counts of felony theft and one count of financial transaction card fraud. The complaint says there were five unauthorized uses of a county credit card totaling about $138.

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Comments (6)
  1. Melody steine says:

    Reallly are you kidding wasting time and money over $138.00 and less than $1200.00. R U KIDDING! Must be a slow day at the county.

    1. SICKOFTHIEVES says:

      Don’t you think it’s the principle of it? If they let this go where do they draw the line, especially when it is an elected official trusted to do what’s best for their county. I say nail him!

    2. Josh says:

      As a police officer allow me to explain. They charge him with everything thay can so it gives them better odds that he will plead to lesser charges saving the judicial and law enforcement community valuable time and money

  2. Not Melody's Mama says:

    Melody! Maybe they should let it go and next time he can steal it directly from YOU.

  3. Judy says:

    I believe this is not the first time and without real consequences-loss of job-trial-should not be forgiven!!!!!!! Any amount should be prosecuted, he is in a job with the public trust. That trust is how he got where he is, no- SHOULD be. No suspension, no pension, no recommendation for another job anywhere! It truly is not who we want in a position of any trust!

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