A theft-by-swindle case involving a former Windom monument business has ended with a guilty plea by its former owner.
Jodie Crowell. a former Windom area resident who lives in Wabasha, has yet to be formally sentenced. The plea deal calls for a stay of execution of 21 months, meaning she will serve 90 days in jail. Crowell's case is related to more than 40 different reports related to gravestone and vault sales, all of which were paid for, but never delivered. Crowell’s plea deal calls for her to pay restitution. The amount would be determined at sentencing.