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Former Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Former Becker County sheriff appears in court on swindle, misconduct charges

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Former Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon made his first district court appearance Monday, on allegations that he swindled the public out of money by passing off his old boat as an expensive new one purchased for his department.

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Gordon, 58, of Detroit Lakes, has been charged with one count of theft by swindle and presentation of a false claim by a public officer, both felonies, and one gross misdemeanor count of misconduct by a public officer.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454
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