State and local investigators say a case involving alleged embezzlement by three employees of the Fond du Lac Management Information Systems Department is ongoing. The three are suspected of ordering items from an outside vendor and taking those items for personal use, then billing the city under fraudulent invoices for generic labor or services. Fond du Lac County District Attorney Daniel Kaminski says it went on for about a half decade and so far the cost of items taken could exceed over $100,000 in value.
The investigation has involved Fond du Lac and North Fond du Lac Police and agents with the state’s Department of Justice. State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says it’s a good example of a cooperative investigation.
The three employees have been placed on administrative leave with pay. No one has been charged yet and they were released after being questioned. Fond du Lac City Manager Tom Herre says city officials were shocked to learn about the alleged thefts. Kaminsky says it could be two to six weeks or more before criminal charges are filed.
Bob Nelson, KFIZ