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Minnesota Farmer Charged with Cheating Grain Elevator

Federal prosecutors say he had two co-conspirators who worked at CHS elevator in Herman

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A west-central Minnesota farmer has been charged in federal court with cheating a grain elevator out of thousands of dollars with the help of two elevator employees over four years, reports the Star Tribune.

Bryan D. Crandall, a corn and soybean farmer near Herman, worked with two co-conspirators at the CHS Inc. elevator in Herman between 2013 and 2017 to "inflate the records of his delivery of corn and soybeans," the complaint filed May 27 said.

Crandall's co-conspirators, who are not named in the complaint, made "manual entries in the elevator computer," causing "Crandall to be paid as if he had delivered more grain than he in fact delivered," prosecutors said.

Read the full report at the Star Tribune.

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