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Charges filed against brother of Fargo woman accused of embezzling more than $80,000

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FARGO – The brother of a Fargo woman charged with embezzling more than $80,000 is now charged with accepting stolen money.

Court records filed Thursday, Aug. 2, show Michael Rollins Milbrett, Fargo, faces a Class B felony charge of conspiracy to commit theft of property in Cass County District Court.

Milbrett’s sister, Stephanie Jo Knuttila, was charged in July with theft. She is accused of taking more than $80,000 between June 2016 and February 2018 from GMR Transport, the company she worked for.

Court records show Knuttila wrote checks totaling more than $10,000 to Milbrett and an acquaintance who cashed them.

Milbrett told officers he received those funds for repairs to Knuttila’s vehicle and believed the checks were authorized by GMR Transport.

The acquaintance told investigators the repair to Knuttila’s car never happened.

Court records did not list an attorney for Milbrett.

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