Former Sheriff Charged for Shoplifting

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 at 11:52 am

vonFormer Kanabec County Sheriff Von Thompson is in more hot water after he was stopped allegedly trying to steal sausages from a grocery story in Mora.

According to the Kanabec County Times, charges were filed Monday that accuse Thompson of putting a package of sausages in his pocket.  The Times reports Thompson told police he was on the phone and forgot to pay.

He is charged with a petty misdemeanor.

Read Times report here.

Thompson is already charged with four felony counts of exploiting over $172,000 from a 91-year-old Mora man between October of 2007 and May of 2008.  The criminal complaint states Thompson told the elderly man that he needed the money to buy a plane which he later intended to sell.

If convicted, he could face 80 years in prison. Thompson served as sheriff for 18 years, until 1999.

4 Comments

  1. Clean up the streets 02/2/10 at 2:11pm

    What a loser! Why doesn’t he just climb in a six foot hole now and get it over with.

  2. mshcl 02/2/10 at 2:42pm

    That is so sad, not sure what has become of the former sheriff of Mora. Way back when he usta be a good guy, or so i thought. Guess you really never know people.

  3. He's scum 02/8/10 at 12:27pm

    This guy’s story just keeps getting more interesting!! First he is stealing from old people, and then he runs a pyramid scam / Travel parties, to shop lifting. Lock this guy up and throw away the keys, we don’t need anyone like this influencing our younger generation. But I do feel sorry for his family and all that he is probably dragging them through.

  4. isaac 01/25/13 at 8:10pm

    Drag my grandpa into it enough I can’t stand him server and pertect my ass this twon going to the dumps

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