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Alexandria businessman charged with felonies

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According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Derek Edward Fischer, age 33 of Alexandria, was charged in Douglas County District Court for Felony Theft by Swindle  and Felony Theft by False Representation.  Fischer and his business partner are partners and owners of RockSolid Construction and Snow Removal LLC located in Douglas County and Ottertail County.  Fischer was charged for an incident near Alexandria where he entered into a contract to build a house/shed and Fischer accepted $113,700 from the victim.  Fischer never started the building project and blocked contact with the victim.


Investigators with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office have also located another victim in Crow Wing County and believe there may be more victims in the state.  They ask anyone with any information to contact their local law enforcement agency to work with Douglas County.  Fischer actively uses Facebook Market Place-type sites to solicit business.


Bail was set for Fischer at $3000 bond or $300 cash.  Fischer currently remains in the Douglas County Jail.