PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A North Dakota couple is facing charges in South Dakota for an alleged building scam.

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says 45-year-old George Nelson III and Karla Nelson of Fargo are charged with felony grand theft by deception. They allegedly sold metal buildings that were never constructed.

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Jackley says the couple could have used numerous business names in South Dakota, including Baron Buildings, Baron Steel Buildings, Steel Baron Buildings, Steel Buildings of Georgia and Ag Pro Buildings/Fargo.

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George Nelson is incarcerated at the Minnesota State Penitentiary for a similar scam in that state. An attempt to contact Karla Nelson at a telephone listing in Fargo for the couple was unsuccessful because the number is disconnected.

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