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Brandon Youngwolf, Minot, charged with stealing more than $200,000

Brandon James Youngwolf, 37, Minot, is accused of stealing more than $200,000 from an area woman last year.

He is charged with Class A felony theft by deception and Class A felony forgery in district court in Minot.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Youngwolf stole money from the woman’s bank account and used it to purchase or try to purchase vehicles, write checks, and to try pay bills. He allegedly tried to hide the thefts by transferring money from her savings account to her checking account. He used the money to buy three vehicles, including a 2006 Land Rover Range Rover, a 2013 Chevy Camaro, and a 2020 Kawasaki side by side ATV, all purchased from out of state. He tried and failed to purchase a 2004 Ferrari. The vehicles were delivered to his residence. He sold the Range Rover and the Camaro. He also used the money to pay a cell phone bill and electric bills. When the victim confronted Youngwolf, he allegedly told the woman that he had “gotten greedy.”

Youngwolf was scheduled to make an initial appearance on the charges on Wednesday before Judge Stacy Louser.

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