THEFT

Wife Takes Part in Revealing Minnesota Husband’s Fake Cancer Scheme

Thirty-seven-year-old Jeremiah Smith is charged in Rice County with theft by swindle

FARIBAULT, Minn. — A Faribault, Minnesota man is accused of lying about having terminal cancer, collecting thousands of dollars in donations and spending the money on video games and marijuana. Thirty-seven-year-old Jeremiah Smith is charged in Rice County with theft by swindle. Investigators say fundraisers and a GoFundMe account for Smith generated $23,000 to help cover his medical expenses. Court…

Bismarck Man Arrested for Using Credit Card Skimmer

Willie was arrested by Bismarck Police on charges of unlawful use of personal identifying information

BISMARCK, ND — A Bismarck man is accused of using a credit card skimmer to obtain credit card information. Police said 27-year-old David Willie then used the information to create new cards and purchased large quantities of cigarettes from grocery stores and gas stations. Willie was arrested by Bismarck Police on charges of unlawful use of personal identifying information. Categories:…

Fargo Police Warn of Another Ticket Scam Hitting the Metro

Fargo Police said it is not their policy to issue "e-cites" and to "disregard or delete" the scam email.

  FARGO, ND — Fargo Police said if you receive an email, stating you have to pay a fee or a fine for any kind of violation, please do not click on any links or go to pay the ticket. The department put out a warning on social media to warn people this is not a ticket issued through them….

Pine Ridge Woman Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Patrol Car Rifle, Firing at Officers

Authorities say the woman, identified as Connie Wilson, was handcuffed in the back seat of a patrol car

  PINE RIDGE, SD — A Pine Ridge woman is facing assault charges after she grabbed a rifle in the back of a police car and allegedly tried to shoot at officers. Authorities say the woman, identified as Connie Wilson, was handcuffed in the back seat of a patrol car. Officers say she was being detained while responding to a…

Beltrami County Corrects Information on Inmate Death

Authorities say the wrong information was released to the media after the death of Stephanie Bunker while in their custody

  BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office says they want to clear up details behind the death of an inmate in the detention center last July. Authorities say the wrong information was released to the media after the death of Stephanie Bunker while in their custody. Bunker died from complications after an attempted suicide in her cell…

10-Year-Old Bismarck Girl Cited for Theft After Stealing Car

The girl was cited for theft of a motor vehicle and released to her parents

  BISMARCK, ND — A 10-year-old girl in Bismarck stole a car and took her friends for a joyride. Police say the girl took the keys from a cubby in the car parked at the YMCA on Monday evening. She drove off and picked up three friends along the way before eventually hitting a curb and flattening a tire. The…

Minot Man Charged with Theft After Pocketing Money Found on the Floor

The victim said he thought he had put the money back in his pocket

  MINOT, ND — It’s the age old question. If you found money on the ground, what would you do? One man from Minot found out the hard way. Nicholas Skelly, 28, is charged with theft of property lost, mislaid or delivered by mistake after he pocketed over $1,000 in cash he found on a Minot hardware store floor. He…

Former Fleet Manager of Nelson Auto in Fergus Falls Charged

The total amount overcharged was $380,000 over three years

  FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The former fleet manager of Nelson Auto in Fergus Falls has been charged for overcharging law enforcement agencies. Gerry Worner, 70, is accused of theft by swindle and has been slapped with five felonies in total. An investigation by the state patrol and BCA found Worner charged law enforcement agencies across Minnesota for equipment on…

Moorhead Police Remind People To Lock Their Cars

Officials took to Facebook to report they've responded to car break ins near the M–S–U–M campus.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Moorhead Police Department is reminding people to lock up their cars. Officers took to Facebook to report they’ve responded to car break ins near the MSUM campus. Police say in the majority of the incidents, the vehicles were left unlocked while parked in driveways. They ask that you take the time to double check your belongings…

#nocakeforyou: Edina Teens Steal Cake…Didn’t Know it was Fake

Store managers declined to press charges and police issued tickets for trespassing

  EDINA, Minn. — #no cake for you. Three Minnesota teens hoping to swipe a sweet treat…got a bitter surprise. Edina police say three teens stole what they thought was a real cake from a local grocery store, but didn’t realize it was a cardboard display. Police stopped their vehicle and the teens returned the display to the store. Store…