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Farmington woman charged with $95,000 swindle

Leah Bremner.

A Farmington woman has been charged with the theft of $95,000 from the Lakeville bank where she worked.

The Dakota County Attorney's office charged Leah Marie Bremner, 31, with felony theft by swindle for the thefts, which are alleged to have occurred between May and October of 2010.

"This is a significant economic crime and is the 19th theft over $50,000 during the last five years in Dakota County," county attorney James Backstrom said Friday.

Bremner made her first court appearance May 3. Judge Timothy McManus set bail at $10,000 without conditions or $5,000 with conditions. Her next court appearance is scheduled for July 22 in Hastings.