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Man gets 17 months for theft at DL Walmart

Tony Mitchell Krueger, 21, of Fosston has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony theft.

According to court records, he was one of three Fosston-area residents charged with felony theft for allegedly stealing over $1,000 worth of goods at the Detroit Lakes Walmart.

They other two are Alexi Colleen Howard, 23, and Richard Lee Case, 22.

According to court records, on Feb. 6 the three of them entered the automotive and electronics departments at Walmart. Krueger allegedly removed anti-theft devices, hid the boxes under shelves, and concealed the items on his person. Case allegedly served as lookout and Howard pushed the cart containing merchandise.

All three then went to the lawn and garden area, where they allegedly removed more anti-theft devices and concealed goods in their winter coats. All three left the store without paying for the merchandise, which had a total value of $1,027.

On Oct. 23, Krueger appeared before District Judge Tamara Lynn Yon, who sentenced him to 17 months in prison at St. Cloud and ordered him to pay $215 in court fees and a $50 fine. Restitution rights were reserved. The sentence is to be served concurrently with another court case.