Former Landfill Director Charged with Theft


FORT DODGE, Iowa — The former co-director of the North Central Regional Solid Waste Agency has been charged with theft, Division of Criminal Investigation officials reported Wednesday.

Michael Dean Grell was arrested and charged with first-degree theft by misappropriation.

Authorities said Grell used landfill equipment, personnel and resources to remove topsoil from his private property from early spring through the winter of 2012.

If convicted, Grell faces a prison sentence of up to 10 years and fine of between $1,000 to $10,000.

Grell was taken to the Webster County Law Enforcement Center.

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