A Spring Lake Park man faces charges that he set up inside-job heists of 24 ATVs and three Bobcat skid steer loaders from an Eagan warehouse in 2008 and 2009.
Jeremy L. Schmidt, 36, had worked at the warehouse, which was not identified in a criminal complaint filed this week in Dakota County District Court.
The court papers say Schmidt helped set up the theft carried out by his sister's boyfriend, Andrew Shodin, 30, of West St. Paul. Shodin recently was given 17 months in prison for receiving stolen property.
After Shodin's arrest, police learned that Schmidt had received $7,000 and methamphetamine from Shodin, who had allegedly netted about $108,000 from selling the stolen vehicles. After the thefts, Schmidt bought an SUV from a dealership and paid $4,950 in cash, the complaint says.
He was charged Sept. 2 with three felony counts including theft by swindle.