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MN farmer gets a year in prison over loan fraud that cost USDA $435K

He used soybean bushels as collateral for a government loan, but then sold them himself.

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Minneapolis family among victims defrauded by Maple Grove financial advisor

The Gonzales family sought a financial advisor to help fund long-term care for a family member with dementia.

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Minnesota farmer ordered to repay $1.4M for loan fraud

The 67-year-old pleaded guilty in federal court.

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Charges: Eden Prairie man falsely applied for COVID relief, fled to Colombia

He applied for more than $2 million in COVID relief loans

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Physical therapy firm to pay $4M to settle allegations it made false claims

The company allegedly submitted false claims for outpatient services over a period of five years.

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Ex-council member pleads guilty to stock manipulation scheme

Mark Allen Miller pleaded guilty alongside one other man to conspiracy to commit security fraud in U.S. District Court.

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Energy company CEO charged with theft-by-swindle totaling $1M

He's accused of making 'false promises' to provide and install solar panels.

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Maple Grove man defrauded PPP of $1.7M, used some to install pool

The 47-year-old pleaded guilty in federal court.

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Man pleads guilty to fraudulent COVID relief scheme that netted $250K

The 34-year-old from Duluth is awaiting sentencing.

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Maple Grove financial adviser sentenced for $2.3M fraud scheme

The 34-year-old was sentenced to 84 months in prison.

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MN landlords accused of blowing up home for insurance money

The explosion happened in Montgomery in 2018.

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Former Globe University/MSB students win loan forgiveness, compensation

The schools closed in 2016, and filed for bankruptcy in 2019.

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Former clerk charged with embezzling $650K in Township funds

The 70-year-old is accused of misappropriating funds.

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Champlin man pleads guilty to fraudulently obtaining $1.2M in PPP funds

Despite not actually owning a business at all, the man received $1.2 million in loans through the Paycheck Protection Program

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8 people charged in Medicaid fraud scheme totaling $860K

Collectively, they're charged with 46 counts of felony theft.

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Sentence for Iowa woman who faked cancer, received charity

The woman has a history of fraudulent activity.

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Owner of Waseca travel agency charged with wire fraud

Harald Schumacher allegedly misappropriated nearly $500,000 in commissions owed to travel agents he worked with.

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Husband and wife sentenced for fraud scheme through their drywall firm

The Annandale pair bilked an insurance company out of more than $300,000.

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Charge: Treasurer embezzled $90K from youth hockey association

The money was allegedly stolen over a four-year period.

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MN man charged with fraudulently obtaining $841,000 in COVID-19 PPP loans

He applied for the loans for a business that had been shut down in 2018.

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Former Crown Bank CEO pleads guilty to wire fraud, filing false tax return

Peter Dahl used bank funds to pay his own personal debts.

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String of mail thefts reported in Wayzata

Wayzata police issued a statement Wednesday alerting the public of several mail thefts.

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'Imposter' unemployment claims on the rise in Minnesota

Fraudsters have been stealing personal information to file for unemployment as someone else.

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Card-skimming devices found at 3 Twin Cities grocery stores

All of the devices at the Lunds & Byerlys were found Feb. 7.