Charges: Man Put Cheap Labels On Expensive Wine, Stole At Least $2.5K In WineA 42-year-old Lakeville man is accused of swindling a liquor store out of thousands by putting cheap wine labels on expensive wine, according to charges filed in Dakota County.
Charges: Bank Manager Swindled $640K From AccountA long-time Twin Cities bank employee is facing charges she stole more than $600,000 from a customer. Cynthia Van DuSartz was a manager at Anchor Bank in West St. Paul, where she had worked for nearly 30 years.
Apple Valley Man Sentenced For Swindling From Rosemount Athletic AssociationAn Apple Valley man was sentenced Tuesday for stealing more than $100,000 from the Rosemount Athletic Association after being the group's finance director for 27 years. Robert Steven Reischauer, 63, was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 20 years of probation for thefts from the Rosemount Area Athletic Association from 2011 to 2013.
Charges: Man Stole Hundreds Of Thousands From Ill GrandmaA White Bear Lake man was charged Tuesday with stealing thousands of dollars from his grandmother after relatives contacted police with suspicions of fraud. The Minnesota Department of Commerce says Dennis Lee Olson, 42, is charged with theft by swindle from Betty Jane Braun between 2008 and 2013, when she passed away.
Woman, 53, Charged With Stealing $700K From EmployerA St. Bonifacius woman charged with stealing more than a half a million dollars from her employer is expected to make her first court appearance next week. Karen Jane Breyette, 53, has been charged with seven counts of theft by swindle over $35,000.
Former MSFDA Treasurer Charged With 8 Counts Of Tax FraudThe former treasurer of the Minnesota State Fire Department Association has been charged with 13 counts of tax fraud.
2 Businessmen Plead Guilty To Denying Workers Prevailing WageTwo owners of a Twin Cities electrical company have pleaded guilty to not paying their employees the prevailing wage at a construction project at Normandale Community College. Thomas Robert Clifton, 51 of Lake Elmo and Earl Keith Standafer, 57 of Burnsville, pleaded guilty last Friday in Hennepin County Court to one count of theft by swindle of more than $35,000.
Charges: Secretary Stole More Than $20K From Watkins ChurchA woman is accused of stealing more than $20,000 from a church where she worked in Meeker County. Authorities said 52-year-old Renee Miller took money from various accounts at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Watkins.
Farmington Couple Charged In ‘American Girl’ SwindleA 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.
Charges: Rosemount Man Swindled Money From RentersA 41-year-old Rosemount homeowner is accused of swindling payments and security deposits from renters after telling them the room he was renting in his home was no longer available, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court.
Charges: Woman Swindled From Employer To Fund Gambling HabitA 49-year-old Inver Grove Heights woman is accused of swindling money from her employer to support a gambling addiction, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court.
Former State Fire Department Treasurer Charged With SwindlingA former treasurer of the Minnesota State Fire Department Association is accused of taking money from the department over a span of four years, according to charges filed by the Ramsey County Attorney's Office.