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Charges: Woodbury man bilked out of $115,000 by former Minn. sheriff

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Washington County prosecutors say a Woodbury man was among several victims of a former central Minnesota sheriff convicted in a swindling scheme.


Von Forest Thompson, 55, makes his first appearance Thursday in Washington County District Court on felony charges that he swindled a Woodbury businessman out of $115,000.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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