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Fargo truck stop accountant accused of ATM theft

In this undated photo provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office shows Dimitar Kolev. Kolev, who is one of two Bulgarian immigrants the government said is illegally in the U.S., has pleaded not guilty to charges of stealing bank and credit card numbers in southwestern Ohio. Kolev pleaded not guilty to fraud charges Wednesday in federal court in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

FARGO — The longtime bookkeeper at a Fargo truck stop is accused of skimming more than $190,000 from store ATMs over an eight-year period.

The Forum reports that 42-year-old Charles John Putney of West Fargo was charged Friday a charge of Class B felony theft.

Putney's attorney, Mark Friese, says he had only recently received the case documents and could not comment on it.

Deanne Eisenschenk, operations manager for Petro Stopping Center in Fargo and in Minot, says it's been a shock for the family owned company.

Charging documents filed in the case against Putney say owner Diane Schatz, Eisenschenk's mother, reported to Fargo police in February 2012 that her accountant, Putney, had been embezzling funds from the company.