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Death of witness instrumental in dismissal of fraud charges


WILLMAR -- Three felony fraud charges against Kristi Friese, 43, of Willmar, have been dismissed because a necessary witness in the case has died.

The dismissal was filed Monday in Kandiyohi County District Court. Friese had been charged with allegedly taking $2,210 from an older woman whom she befriended by helping with household chores.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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