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Fergus Falls couple gets probation in West Acres puppy theft

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FARGO - An 18-year-old woman pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing a puppy from the West Acres Shopping Center on Aug. 2, according to Cass County District Court records.


Joli Rae Martin, of Fergus Falls, Minn., was sentenced to 30 hours of community service and 360 days of unsupervised probation, court records show.

Her boyfriend Jason Alexander Schmidt, also of Fergus Falls, pleaded guilty to the same misdemeanor theft charge and received the same sentence.

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