Farming

A farm equipment dealer from Le Sueur is accused of swindling nearly a dozen farmers and businesses out of over $300,000. 59-year-old Kevin Ray Hewitt of Hewitt Drainage Equipment, allegedly failed to deliver tile plows and accessories and pocketed the payments, sold equipment on consignment and never paid the owners, and committed other schemes between January 2019 and January 2020. Hewitt denies the allegations. Hewitt acknowledged some of his accounts remain unsettled and said he is working to get them straightened out. Hewitt is not in custody and has been summoned to appear in court in August.

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