A high-profile theft-by-swindle case involving a former Windom monument business ended with a guilty plea by the former owner, Jodie Crowell.
The case is related to more than 40 different reports related to gravestone and vault sales, all of which were paid for, but never delivered.
Crowell, a former Windom area resident lives in Wabasha, has not yet been formally sentenced. The plea deal calls for a stay of execution of 21 months, meaning she will serve 90 days in jail.
In addition, Crowell’s plea deal calls for her to pay restitution. The amount would be determined at sentencing.
For more details, see the Aug. 18 edition of the Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition.
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