Former Landfill Co-Director Faces Theft Charge

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FORT DODGE, Iowa – A former co-director of a landfill faces up to 10 years in jail after he allegedly used state resources for a personal project.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation arrested Michael Grell Tuesday for theft by misappropriation.

Authorities say the former co-director of the North Central Iowa Regional Solid Waste Agency used landfill equipment and workers to remove topsoil from his private property from spring to winter in 2012.

Grell is being held in the Webster County jail. Along with a jail sentence, he faces a fine of up to $10,000.



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