Rice County Man Accused Of Numerous Thefts
The Rice County Sheriff's Office issued a news release Thursday outlining some of the details surrounding the formal filing of 26 felony counts against a 39 year old Rice County man. In the news release it's noted Paul Seeman was charged with counts of Racketeering-Criminal Enterprise, Perjury, Theft, Multiple Counts of Receiving Stolen Property, Multiple Counts of Altering Identification and Serial Numbers on Vehicles and Trailers and re-titling stolen vehicles. The Sheriff's Office noted the investigation has been going since early May and in the news release it says stolen property was recovered during search warrant executions at properties in Rice County on May 6 of this year. Items seized were stolen from areas in Goodhue, Olmsted, Dakota, Steele and Blue Earth counties and the states of Montana, Colorado and Iowa. Numerous items were seized and verified as stolen, including a 60 thousand dollar antique tractor from Mason City, Iowa. The perjury charge stems from a 2012 case involving Seeman where authorities say under oath he reported a motorcycle he had legally purchased was repossessed. The motorcycle was allegedly found hidden on Seeman's property during the May 6 search. The Rice County Sheriff's Office has called a News Conference for Thursday afternoon to reveal more details.