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The home of Robert Larson, the bookkeeper suspected of embezzling from a Moorhead-based church synod, is pictured last week south of Comstock, Minn. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Embezzlement probe into ELCA bookkeeper nears end

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MOORHEAD - Eleven months after police began investigating him, the bookkeeper suspected of embezzling more than $714,000 from a Moorhead-based church synod continues to live in the stately rural home he allegedly remodeled and expanded with the stolen money.


Robert Duane Larson hasn't been criminally charged, but Moorhead police Lt. Tory Jacobson said the detective working on the case is nearing the end of his investigation.

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