ND shoplifter makes amends 37 years later

A person who stole a sweater from the Straus

Clothing store in Grand Forks nearly four decades ago has made


The store closed years ago, but on Tuesday one of the Straus

Clothing stores in Fargo received an envelope with five $20 bills

and a letter that read, “Thirty-seven years ago I took a sweater

from the Grand Forks store. Sorry.”

Rick Stern, whose family owns the business, tells The Forum

newspaper that the person’s effort to make

up for the crime is heartwarming.

Information from: The Forum, http://www.in-forum.com

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