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Forum staff reports, Published January 10 2013

Fargo man, woman face felony charges in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. – A Fargo man and woman each face felony charges in South Dakota after they allegedly sold metal buildings that were never constructed, according to a news release from the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office.

George Donald Nelson III, 45, and Karla Ann Nelson, 44, were charged with two counts each of grand theft by deception in December. The charges are punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a $20,000 fine, or both.

According to the release, the two formerly ran a business out of South Dakota under multiple names, including Baron Buildings, Baron Steel Buildings and Ag Pro Buildings.

Warrants have been issued for the two. George Nelson is currently incarcerated at the Minnesota State Penitentiary for theft by false representation, the release said.