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Additional charges filed in dealership embezzlement case


This news story was published on April 9, 2012.
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by Matt Marquardt –

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Attorney’s office today confirmed that new charges have been brought against two former employees of a Mason City auto dealership.

In February, Tim Behm and John Behm were fired from Mason City Ford, arrested and charged with first degree theft (class C felony) and ongoing criminal conduct, (class B felony).

In addition to those charges, Tim Behm has been charged with twelve counts of forgery and four counts of fraudulent practices, online records show.

John Behm has had one additional count of forgery added to the original charges brought against him.

An arraignment date of April 16th, 2012 has been set for Tim Behm, John Behm and Scott Behm, who had no additional charges filed against him.

John Behm

Tim Behm

SUBJECTS ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.

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19 Responses to Additional charges filed in dealership embezzlement case

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 10, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    They are car dealers after all. And we all know that car dealers are thieves and crooks and cannot be trusted. Car dealers rank at the bottom along side carnival workers and lawyers.

    • Also Anon Reply Report comment

      August 9, 2012 at 12:49 am

      Yes and remember who the accusers are when you are writing about the fact that car salesmen are not honest. It is possible we are not seeing both sides.

  2. Larry Reply Report comment

    April 10, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    If they would steal from the people they work for they will steal from you. Their word is obviously no good. I wouldn’ buy anything from them.

  3. Father Delmonico Reply Report comment

    April 10, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Scott Behm was very fortunate to not be charged on this very Holy weekend, his other heinous crime of “thou shalt not committ adultery” shame on one of my flock to have so many adulterous affairs

    • common sense Reply Report comment

      April 10, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Father, he wouldn’t let you molest him so now it’s payback time?

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 10, 2012 at 5:48 am

    I would still buy from Scott any day. Tim I never trusted.

  5. Joe Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Tim Behm is a “real case” and I am not surprised by these charges. I would think they would NOT be filing all of these charges without ample evidence and a strong case.

  6. peter children Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    You can be assured the law enforcement people have all their ducks in a row. it won’t be long now and they will go from selling cars to making license plates for the cars.

  7. ANON Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I would definitely buy a car from these men. No reason not to. They haven’t been proven guilty of anything and none of them accepted their plea deals. The police dept has squat on them. Skarlis was having a bad day when he fired half the dealership. Had a little sand downstairs.

    • Sandy Reply Report comment

      April 9, 2012 at 8:58 pm

      Absolutely, I have bought every car I have ever owned from Chris Behm. I just recently purchased a car from Pritchards since thats where the Behms are now. Skarlis has lost my business for good.

    • peter children Reply Report comment

      April 10, 2012 at 7:52 am

      Somebody accepted a plea deal. You don’t see the name of the bookkeeper in any of the articles written. Please don’t come with all the crap about they are all innocent….they got arrested and charged, the rest is rudimentary. In society there are consequences to theft, and they are serious. Think about the LaFrenz family who were forced to sell because these people broke them; this is a family whose livelhood was destroyed by parasitic people with no moral values.

      • Wonder Reply Report comment

        April 10, 2012 at 9:33 am

        Isn’t the bookkeeper Ron LaFrenz?

      • Let Me Think... Reply Report comment

        April 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm

        You mentioned in you comments “they got arrested and charged, the rest is rudimentary” Unless this is a different Peter Children, don’t I remember you being charged with more than one count of something back in the 80s? Let the courts decide!

    • Joe Reply Report comment

      April 10, 2012 at 8:54 am

      s u c k e r…

  8. Jim Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    BladyBlah, why do you want to send someone to prison befor they are proven guilty? Jim

    • BladyBlah Reply Report comment

      April 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm

      My point is that they will probably only get probation, but if someone else with LESS money were to do the same it would be off to prison for them. And I am sure they had a reason to arrest them, they just don’t arrest people in this class WITHOUT proper evidence to get some sort of conviction. I say we take a few pages from other countries and have HARSHER punishments, as seen here http://brainz.org/13-most-brutal-and-inhumane-judicial-punishments-still-used-today/

      Make someone THINK TWICE!!!!!

  9. Seymour Bunz Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    If you would like to purchase your next vehicle from them you should stop by Pritchard’s of Clear Lake! They will provide you a great experience and you will drive away knowing that you weren’t ripped off.

    • Kim Landry Reply Report comment

      April 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      Thats some sage advice there. Buy a car from people investigated for a felony. Think i’ll head over there. NOT.

  10. BladyBlah Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    And I bet they get NO TIME!!!!! Send them thieves to prison!!!!