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Serial swindler busted after hitting multiple powersports dealerships

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A Minnesota man with a lengthy history of theft and check fraud is now charged with stealing more than $200,000 from a dozen Twin Cities businesses, according to a Fox 9 report.

Richard Wooton, 54, is facing a new round of theft charges after police say he targeted a dozen dealerships last year, according to the report. He is being charged with writing bad checks to purchase motorcycles, heavy machinery, trailers, and even a boat.

Court documents claim Wooton stole more than $232,000 worth of items from May to October 2023. He would then sell many of the items on Facebook Marketplace for cash.

PSB’s 2023 Best In Class dealership award winner Simply Ride in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, was one of Wooten’s victims.


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