February 8, 2016

Sheriff’s wife admits to addiction

The attorney for a former state Department of Corrections probation agent says his client admits she has an addiction and is cooperating with authorities.  Forty-one year old Kim Hoenisch — wife of the Marathon County Sheriff — has been charged with stealing prescription drugs.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice says Hoenisch was working in the Wausau field office when she stole Vicodin from probationers while they were taking urine tests last summer.  State agents say she also admitted taking Vicodin during a visit to a probationer’s home last year, plus thefts on at least two additional occasions.

Charges were filed Friday accusing her of misconduct in public office, burglary, possession of narcotic drugs, and possession of a drug without a prescription. Hoenisch is scheduled to make an initial appearance in Marathon County court December 28th.

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