Thief sentenced to two years in prisonPublished 12:18pm Friday, October 4, 2013
A thief who stole cash from Ben Franklin, and is connected with other thefts in 2011, was sentenced to 24 months in prison.
Jeffrey Joseph Krieger, 41, of Oakdale, was sentenced Sept. 26 in Otter Tail County District Court for felony theft.
According to the criminal complaint, Krieger broke into a locked cash drawer in a back office area of Ben Franklin March 19, 2011 in Fergus Falls. He reportedly stole $576.
Surveillance video also connected him to a similar theft in Starbuck that same day.
Krieger was involved with numerous thefts in 2011, including: Feb. 19, 2011 in Jamestown and Valley City, N.D.; March 7, 2011 in Crookston; March 19, 2011 in Starbuck and Fergus Falls; and March 20, 2011 in Hillsboro, N.D.