Restitution Payment for Dutler 16 Oct 13

The case against Ruth Dutler in LeSueur County Court came to an end Tuesday with a restitution payment of $288,000 to her brother, who authorities say she swindled.

Criminal charges have been dismissed against her with prejudice, which means prosecutors cannot come back and reopen the case with the existing evidence they have. This brings an end to the case, which started as a family dispute, then became more serious with criminal charges and then dramatic, when fire destroyed her home near Kasota. Dutler owns Jerry Dutler’s Bowl in Mankato.