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Johnson faces 3 felony theft charges for allegedly stealing funds from Willmar Fire Department


WILLMAR -- Chad Michael Johnson, 38, of Willmar, made his first court appearance Thursday on three felony charges of theft by swindle for allegedly taking $15,300 from the Willmar Fire Department for his personal use.

Johnson's next appearance is Dec. 13 in Kandiyohi County District Court. He was released on his personal recognizance.

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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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