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Former Willmar fireman pleads guilty to theft charge

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WILLMAR -- Chad Michael Johnson, 38, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of theft by swindle for taking $15,300 from the Willmar Fire Department for his personal use.


As part of a plea agreement, two additional felony charges will be dismissed and he will pay restitution. Johnson will be sentenced May 9.

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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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