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Lutheran bookkeeper accused of swindling Synod for $600K released without bail

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MOORHEAD – The head of the Northwestern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America says he and his flock “are relieved to be at this point,” after the synod’s former bookkeeper ap-peared in court for the first time here Tuesday.

Robert Duane Larson, 61, is accused of swindling the synod out of $600,000, much of it spent on remodeling his Wolverton home.

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