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Published August 14, 2013, 09:01 AM

Lake Park mayor charged with stealing thousands from sister with Down's syndrome

LAKE PARK, Minn. – The mayor of this small Minnesota community said Tuesday he’ll continue being mayor while facing felony charges of stealing thousands of dollars from his sister, a Down’s syndrome patient in an assisted-living facility nearby.

By: Emily Welker, Forum News Service, INFORUM, Forum News Service

LAKE PARK, Minn. – The mayor of this small Minnesota community said Tuesday he’ll continue being mayor while facing felony charges of stealing thousands of dollars from his sister, a Down’s syndrome patient in an assisted-living facility nearby.

Aaron Wittnebel, 32, was charged Aug. 6 in Becker County District Court with one count of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult and failure to provide care, a felony.

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