Munchkin Ripped Off in Missouri

By: AP
By: AP

BEL-NOR, Mo. - A former Bel-Nor police chief is accused of taking money from one of the last surviving Munchkins from the movie
``The Wizard of Oz.''

A caretaker for 89-year-old former Munchkin Mickey Carroll says the actor often gave Police Chief Matthew Lauer money at the chief's request, thinking it was being used to buy police gear. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating and Lauer stepped down this month, saying he was moving on to something else.

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