Woman pleads innocent to business fraud, theft
Margaret Jo Hirt, 51, owner and salesperson for Dewey Furniture in downtown Bemidji, pleaded innocent Sept. 12 to three counts of felony transaction card fraud and three counts of theft by swindle.
Her next appearance in Beltrami County District Court is scheduled for Dec. 13. She entered her plea before Judge Sheri Schluchter.
According to the criminal complaint:
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