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Bloomington man sentenced for financial exploitation of Lamberton senior citizens

A Bloomington man was sentenced in Redwood County Court April 4 for financial exploitation of several vulnerable adults.

According to court documents, in late 2017, Lamberton Police Department got several reports of several individuals with dementia possibly having their finances mismanaged by one of their sons, Paul Charles Dietl, age 52.

Among the evidence was a credit card in Dietl’s possession with over $54,000 in charges, $27,000 of which was in the form of cash advances made in Mexico. Also, one of the victims took out a $60,000 automobile loan for a new pickup that was being kept by Dietl.

Also, Dietl’s brother noted that nearly a quarter million dollars had been withdrawn from his parents’ accounts. A financial advisor told law enforcement that when the victim had called him to make the transaction, the advisor could hear Dietl in the background telling the victim what to say.

Additional evidence included a $70,000 check made out to Dietl as part of the sale of a lake home on Lake Florida in Kandiyohi County owned by the victims, which Dietl had no legal authority to sell.

On April 4, Paul Charles Dietl was sentence for felony financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult to 365 days local confinement, stayed 305 days for two years with credit for one day time served, two years supervised probation, and $185 in fines and fees.



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