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Former Becker Co. sheriff appears in court

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Former Becker Co. Sheriff Tim Gordon
Former Becker Co. Sheriff Tim Gordon

DETROIT LAKES, MINN. (KFGO-AM) -- Former Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon is free on his promise to make future court dates after his first appearance on felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from a boat transaction with the county.

Gordon is charged with theft by swindle, making a false claim and misconduct by a public official. He's accused of selling the county a boat, motor and trailer that he owned and claiming the equipment was new. It was purchased with a state DNR grant.

Gordon's lawyer says he's still waiting for information from the prosecutor. The Stearns County Attorney's office is handling the case.

Gordon was sheriff for 10 years. He resigned suddenly nearly two years ago after 34 years with the sheriff's department.

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