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Bail set in felony theft cases, warrant issued in attempted theft

Karl Selander has been charged with one count of felony theft.

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ALEXANDRIA — A release order has been posted in the case of a North Dakota man accused of stealing almost $10,000 from the AmericInn in Alexandria.

According to the statement of probable cause, Karl Leonard Selander, 41, formerly of Glenwood, had been hired as general manager of the hotel in May of 2021. In August of that year it was discovered that he had not made some bank deposits, the statement read.

Selander is responsible for failing to make $9,005.99 in deposits between July 8, 2021, and Dec. 3, 2021, the statement read.

Selander has been charged with one count of felony theft, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.

AmericInn has email correspondence regarding several missing cash deposits, in which Selander stated the money would be deposited soon, although it never was, the statement read.

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When questioned about the current cash deposits, Selander said that the cash would be in his work desk drawer or in the safe, the statement read. A search did not reveal the location of the cash, the statement read.

During the employee termination process, Selander took responsibility for the missing funds, but stated he did not know where the money went, the statement read.

Under the terms of Selander's release order filed in Douglas County District Court on Nov. 9, he must post bail or bond of $5,000 with no conditions.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 15, 2023.

Rosendo Lopez

A release order has been posted in the case of an Alexandria man accused of stealing more than $4,000 from Perkins.

According to the statement of probable cause, Rosendo Alfredo Lopez, 30, had been general manager of the Alexandria Perkins.

The bank reported it did not receive six deposits ranging from $795 to $1,782, a total of $7,775, the statement read.

While signatures for the deposits were made, Lopez could not give an explanation as to why the deposits were not at the bank, the statement read.

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Lopez has only been charged with the theft of four missing deposits that were marked with his name, a total of $4,497, the statement read.

Lopez has been charged with felony theft, which carries a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment and a fine of $10,000.

Under the terms of Lopez's release order filed in Douglas County District Court on Nov. 9, he must post bail or bond with no conditions in the amount of $5,000.

Cole Michelson

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Cole George Leroy Michelson, 25, of Battle Lake, who failed to make a court appearance on Nov. 2 at Douglas County District Court.

In January 2022 Michaelson attempted to steal $1,744.43 worth of merchandise from Target in Alexandria, the statement of probable cause read.

Michaelson went to the video game section with his own magnetic key to unlock the games from their cases, the statement read.

On Jan. 16, Michaelson allegedly opened 33 Nintendo Switch video game keepers and selected food, deodorant and other items from the store, but was not successful in taking them, the statement read.

Michaelson has been charged with felony attempted theft, which carries a maximum sentence of two and a half years imprisonment and a $5,000 fine.

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Under the terms of the warrant, Michaelson is to be held without bond if he is arrested.

Travis Gulbrandson covers several beats, including Osakis School Board and Osakis City Council, along with the Brandon-Evansville School Board. His focus will also be on crime and court news.
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