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Mar 10, 2023 at 02:32 PM CST

Ex-office manager, son accused of stealing over $600K from freight brokerage

Minnesota-based Commodity Services Inc. specializes in ag products like potash and sand

Ex-officer manager Vickie Greiner and her son, Brandon Greiner, both of Fairmont, Minnesota, have been charged with stealing over $600,000 from the freight brokerage where they both worked. (Photos: Bill Oxford/Unsplash and Jim Allen/FreightWaves)
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A preliminary hearing has been set for March 7 for a mother and son charged with swindling more than $600,000 from the Minnesota-based freight brokerage where they both worked.

Vickie Greiner, 62, and her son, Brandon Greiner, 34, both of Fairmont, Minnesota, worked at Commodity Services Inc., which is headquartered in Fairmont but has a second office in Orlando, Florida.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Vickie Greiner worked as the office manager for Commodity Services for nearly four years, from March 2019 to December 2022. Her job duties included payroll and accounts payable and receivable. She was charged with one count of felony theft by swindle in Martin County Court on Feb. 17.

Brandon Greiner, who worked as a transportation specialist for Commodity Services, was charged with one count of felony aiding and abetting theft by swindle on the same date. According to LinkedIn, he started working at Commodity Services in September 2020.

The mother and son each face one count of felony theft.

Attorney Patrick Casey, who is representing Vickie Greiner, did not respond to FreightWaves’ request seeking comment.