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Published April 30, 2012, 03:05 PM

North Dakota man arrested on theft charges in 3 states

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Cass County man is facing several felony charges after he was arrested for a string of thefts in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Cass County man is facing several felony charges after he was arrested for a string of thefts in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.

Forty-eight-year-old Paul Baumler of Leonard, N.D. is being held in the Cass County Jail.

Authorities say Baumler was buying various items like vehicles and a horse trailer with bad checks and then selling the items on Craigslist and other websites to turn a profit.

In one instance, West Fargo Police Detective Derek Cruff says that Baumler opened a bank account in West Fargo with a $100 deposit. He then proceeded to allegedly write more than $82,000 in checks with the account.

Baumler is also facing charges in counties in Minnesota and South Dakota.

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