Lake Park, Minn., mayor charged with stealing thousands from sister with Down syndrome
By Emily Welker
Forum News Service
LAKE PARK, Minn. – The mayor of this small Minnesota community said Tuesday he’ll continue being mayor while facing felony charges of stealing thousands of dollars from his sister, a Down syndrome patient in an assisted-living facility nearby.
Aaron Wittnebel, 32, was charged Aug. 6 in Becker County District Court with one count of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult and failure to provide care, a felony.
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