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Fargo Petro Stop accountant accused of stealing $190K from store ATMs

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By Emily Welker / The Forum

FARGO – The longtime bookkeeper at a family-owned truck stop here is accused of skimming more than $190,000 from store ATMs over an eight-year period.

Charles John Putney, 42, of West Fargo, appeared Friday in Cass County District Court on a charge of Class B felony theft.

Deanne Eisenschenk, operations manager for Petro Stopping Center in Fargo and in Minot, said it’s been a shock for the family-owned company.

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