Steele County Corn Theft 15 Feb 12

Two employees of a farm in Steele County are charged with trying to steal about 14-thousand bushels of corn from their employer. The two reportedly had a plan to steal the corn during the night and when the farm owner was out of town. One of the defendants, 73-year-old Arnold Schwamm, allegedly told a third person that the farmer wouldn’t miss the corn and would think it was lost to shrinkage. The corn has a value of about 84-thousand dollars. Schwamm and 50-year-old Jeana Faye Anderson are charged with theft and conspiracy to commit theft. The farmer contacted the Blooming Prairie police chief after becoming suspicious.