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Man facing charges after snow removal scam

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MADISON (WKOW)-- A Midwest man is facing criminal charges after scamming dozens of people out of thousands of dollars, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice. 

Officials said Matthew D. Erickson of Cottage Grove, Minn. was contracted to deliver snow removal services through his company "Snow Angels" and never followed through. There were 111 victims nationwide and 28 in Wisconsin. He allegedly stole more than $50,000.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice charged Erickson with two felony and three misdemeanor counts of theft in a business setting.

27 News first told you about an alert issued by the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau in February, warning consumers to avoid the company.

Erickson is in custody in Minnesota, waiting to be moved to Wisconsin.

If you have further information about Erickson or "Snow Angels," please contact Wisconsin DOJ Consumer Protection investigators at (608) 266-8063.

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