Lake Crystal woman charged for stealing from employer 20 Apr 17

A Lake Crystal woman with two prior convictions for stealing from former employers is accused of stealing from another business. Fifty-eight-year-old Vicky Ann Medenwald was charged in Blue Earth County District Court Tuesday with felony theft by swindle and credit card fraud. According to the criminal complaint, Medenwald is suspected of stealing $25,000 from the Mankato food distributor A. H. Hermel. She worked for the company for more than 10 years and made purchases for the company at a Mankato grocery store. Medenwald admitted to the fraud and told police she had been making fraudulent purchases for over a year. Medenwald is currently on probation for defrauding a previous employer in which she was convicted in 2002. Medenwald was also convicted of theft from another employer in 2001.