A Farmington couple face felony theft by swindle charges after buying discounted American Girl merchandise from an online retailer, then fraudulently returning the items at the Mall of American for a full refund. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office says Jennifer Jo Cho, 37, and Henry Lim Cho, 34, returned over 134 items without a receipt to the American Girl store at the Mall of America – reaping $5,374 in the process.
A woman who kept the books at an Eagan car wash was sentenced Wednesday to 57 months in prison for swindling $350,000 from her employer.
A Wayzata couple has been taken to jail to serve a yearlong sentence for theft that prosecutors say led to a bank’s failure. A Hennepin County judge this week sentenced Philip and Virginia Carlson to 21 months in prison. The couple will not have to serve prison time if they remain law-abiding. Judge Lois Conroy also ordered the Carlsons to serve a year in the workhouse.
A Cottage Grove man was sentenced to more than two years in prison for his role in stealing nearly $700,000 from his church. Scott Joseph Domeier, a former employee of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, was sentenced to 27 months for swindling $670,000 between 1995 and 2012.
A 51-year-old Brooklyn Park woman pleaded guilty Thursday to embezzling more than $300,000 from a church, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. Raenay Hendrickson pleaded guilty to five counts of theft by swindle over $5,000 for defrauding the Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
A 46-year-old Apple Valley woman allegedly stole nearly $350,000 from the car wash where she worked at between 2008 and 2012. Connie Marie Rogers has been charged with nine counts of felony theft by swindle, and one count of gross misdemeanor theft by swindle, in connection with the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Paradise Car Wash.
A 51-year-old Cottage Grove man pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing more than $670,000 from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, his former employer.
A Burnsville woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $183,000 from her employer over the course of five years and using it to fund her children’s athletic fees, pay for her utilities and more.
A Lakeville man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to swindling more than $1.4 million in loans from multiple banks, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
Three New York men have been accused of swindling two Apple Stores in Minnesota out of $44,041.79, according to charges filed Monday.
A 19-year-old woman has been accused of using fake gold coins to swindle $8,000 out of a store, according to police.
A Burnsville woman allegedly stole more than $183,000 from her employer over the course of five years, funding her children’s athletic fees, paying for her utilities and more, according to a criminal complaint filed in Dakota County.
The owner of a trucking company faces a felony charge of theft by swindle for allegedly building a scheme network that allowed him to avoid paying employees the wages they earned.
A 21-year-old man has been accused of contacting his former high school classmates and swindling them out of thousands of dollars, according to Dakota County Attorney’s Office.
A 60-year-old Inver Grove Heights man pleaded guilty to swindling a nonprofit organization of more than $154,000 from a Twin Cities nonprofit organization over the course of four years.