HERMAN, MINNESOTA, US — A Minnesota farmer was charged in US federal court for stealing thousands of dollars from a grain elevator with the help of two employees, the Minnesota Star Tribune newspaper reported.

Bryan D. Crandall, a corn and soybean farmer, allegedly worked with two employees at a CHS Inc. elevator to inflate delivery records to the facility between 2013 and 2017, according to the May 27 complaint.

The elevator employees manually entered weight data into the elevator’s computer to make it appear as though Crandall delivered more grain than he actually delivered.

Crandall is charged with felony conspiracy and the US Attorney’s Office is seeking at least $6,335 in fraudulent proceeds, and “a money judgment not to exceed $355,517.”