Local Business Man Faces Theft-by-Swindle Charges

Local Business Man Faces Theft-by-Swindle Charges Click to Enlarge

DETROIT LAKES, MN--A Frazee businessman is accused of swindling multiple customers out of thousands of dollars through down payments for items they've never received. Forty-one year old Monty Becker, Owner of Silver Leaf Home Center Cabinetry, is facing two felony counts of Theft by Swindle in Becker County District Court after a police investigation into numerous victim's claims of down payment for delivery of cabinets, blinds and other goods that were never delivered. The investigation covers a time period between March of 2018 and November 2018. Court records alleged Becker represented to nine victims that he had placed orders and would deliver the orders. In each case, victims had paid down payments ranging from over 11-thousand dollars to just over $1000 and none had received any of the items they ordered. Outstanding amounts Becker owes to the nine customers totals just under 59-thousand dollars. A summons was issued by Becker County District Court Thursday for Becker to make his first court appearance September 19th.

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