Former Sheriff Charged for Shoplifting
Former 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.