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A Farmer's Employee Gets Charged with Stealing $450,000 Worth of Grain

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An employee from a farm in Cut Bank has now been charged with selling $450,000 worth of grain over the past three years.

It all began when Mark Benjamin's employer reported that he was missing between 10-20,000 bushels of grain. After an investigation, police discovered that Benjamin had been selling grain in his own name since 2010.

State records also show Benjamin was previously convicted on six counts of theft, and two counts of burglary, between the years of 1994 and 2001. He was also on probation at the time of his arrest.

During his December 16th hearing, he pleaded not guilty to the four new counts he received for felony theft of property by embezzlement. His bail is currently set at $250,000.

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