Forum staff reports, Published August 19 2013
Lake Park mayor released on own recognizance
Aaron Wittnebel, 32, was charged Aug. 6 in Becker County District Court with financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult and failure to provide care, a felony.
Court documents state Wittnebel, who was his disabled sister’s guardian, had failed to pay for more than $6,000 of her care at Divine House in Detroit Lakes, and that about $5,409 of her money was missing.
Wittnebel has denied any wrongdoing, and said in a previous interview he will continue his mayoral duties as the case progresses. His next court appearance is set for Sept. 23.