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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Crowell to face jail time, restitution

A local theft-by-swindle case involving gravestone and vault sales has landed a former Windom businesswoman in jail.

Sentencing came down, recently for Jodie Crowell, formerly of Windom, following her guilty plea.

The case is related to more than 40 different reports of gravestone and vault sales that were paid for, but never delivered. Many of those cases involved Windom and Mt. Lake area residents. The oldest item on the list is dated Jan. 15, 2015.

Crowell was sentenced to 21 months in prison, and the bulk of the sentence was stayed as Crowell remains on probation for 20 years. Under terms of the sentence, Crowell will serve 90 days in the Cottonwood County Jail with work release. She must also pay restitution of $88,331.

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