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Willmar, Minn., jeweler in court on insurance fraud charge


WILLMAR -- Todd Patrick Paffrath, 59, of Spicer, made his first court appearance Tuesday on a felony insurance fraud over a claim he submitted for a diamond ring stolen from his store in November.

At the hearing before District Judge Michael J. Thompson in Kandiyohi County District Court, Paffrath's omnibus hearing was set for Aug. 30.

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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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