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.