Farm employees charged
with stealing corn
Two employees of a farm in Steele County are charged with trying to steal about 14,000 bushels of corn from their employer.
A criminal complaint says the two had a plan to steal the corn during the night and when the farm owner was out of town.
The complaint says one of the defendants, 73-year-old Arnold Schwamm, told a third person he invited to participate that the farmer wouldn't miss the corn and would think it was lost to shrinkage.
The 14,000 bushels of corn has a value of about $84,000.
Schwamm and 50-year-old Jeana Faye Anderson are charged with theft and conspiracy to commit theft.
The farmer contacted the Blooming Prairie police chief after becoming suspicious about the employees.