Miami County farm manager charged with $63K crop theft

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Police say the manager of a northern Indiana farm has been charged with stealing more than $63,000 in crop profits.

State police say the owner of the Miami County farm had promoted the 33-year-old Peru man to manager after her husband died earlier this year. The Kokomo Tribune reports he oversaw the transportation and sale of corn and soybeans to a grain elevator and profits from the sold crops were supposed to be deposited into the farm's bank accounts.

Police say he instead deposited more than $63,000 of the profits since October into a personal account.

He and his girlfriend are then charged with going on a spending spree, buying furniture, a vehicle, guns and hunting equipment. Both face felony theft charges.

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