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Minn. Man Charged In Laser Beam Healing Scheme

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AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) – A Stewartville man is charged with felony theft by swindle after allegedly promising to cure people by using laser beams from satellites.

Sixty-six-year-old Ronald Renken is scheduled to enter his plea in Mower County Court March 17.

According to the complaint, Renken allegedly talked two people into believing one of them, who is diabetic, could be cured of his illnesses through a satellite using laser beams.

The Austin Daily Herald reports Renken allegedly told the couple he works with doctors in Germany who use the beams to eliminate toxins in the body. The couple paid Renken $2,316 for the man’s treatment

The couple apparently became suspicious when they told their daughter the man was cured of diabetes and their daughter said she had never heard of satellites using lasers to cure people.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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