Theft by Fraud

To:              Media

From:         Green Lake County Sheriff's Office

Re/Event:   Theft by Fraud                     #120263  

Date/Time of Incident:   2010-2011

Address:     City of Berlin, Green Lake County, Wisconsin 
Date of Release:   02/14/12                              Release #: 1-1

Information:   On Thursday, January 26, 2012, Green Lake County Sheriff's authorities were approached by the Waushara County Sheriff's Office concerning the possible theft of funds from an estate account and local attorney trust accounts.   The thefts had taken place within the City of Berlin.

Due to multi-jurisdictional issues and a possible conflict of interest with local authorities, the State of Wisconsin, Division of Criminal Investigation, was asked, and accepted the investigation as of Wednesday, February 9.

   Any further questions concerning this investigation should be referred to the State of Wisconsin, Division of Criminal Investigation, of Madison.

Release Prepared by:   Mark P. Putzke
                                  Chief Deputy Sheriff 
                                  Green Lake County


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