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Man gets probation for cashing erroneous tax refund checks

Forum News Service DULUTH -- A former Duluth yacht salesman who was found guilty of stealing nearly $800,000 from the Minnesota Department of Revenue was sentenced Monday to three years of probation. Kevin Charles Owens, 54, was convicted by a ju...

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DULUTH -- A former Duluth yacht salesman who was found guilty of stealing nearly $800,000 from the Minnesota Department of Revenue was sentenced Monday to three years of probation.

Kevin Charles Owens, 54, was convicted by a jury on a felony theft charge in August. He cashed two tax refund checks sent to him erroneously in 2008 and spent the money within several months, refusing to make arrangements to pay it back, according to court documents.

Munger sentenced Owens to one year and one day in jail, but stayed the time for three years of probation. He served 80 days in jail prior to the case going to trial. Owens was also ordered to perform 100 hours of community service and undergo a chemical dependency evaluation and mental health diagnostic.

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It is expected that Owens also will be ordered to pay restitution, but that issue was reserved for a Dec. 23 hearing.

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