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Larry Lightner

Pequot teacher charged for $34,000 theft

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Living beyond his means and wanting to do more than his income allowed allegedly led a former Pequot Lakes teacher of the year to steal $34,000 from a teachers’ union fund, according to court documents filed Thursday. 

Larry Arden Lightner, 46, rural Backus, was charged by summons in Crow Wing County District Court with six counts of felony theft by check. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance at 9 a.m. on Oct. 3 at the Crow Wing County Judicial Center.

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