The former owner of a Minnesota collection agency pleaded guilty Monday in Minnesota district court to one felony count each of theft and theft by swindle, according to the Dakota County (Minn.) Attorney's Office.

Scott Alan Schoaf, 50, who owned Alternative Receivables Solutions Inc., was charged in 2012 with taking more than $72,000 that was meant for his clients and using it for personal and business expenses - including a lawn service, rent money and car payments. The thefts occurred between June 2009 and March 2010.

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