Monday, March 30, 2009
Former Wisconsin Municipal Treasurer Convicted Of Embezzlement
Kim B. Simmelink, 52, of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin and the former treasurer for the Village of Oostburg, Wisconsin, was convicted of embezzling at least $56,000 from the municipality. According to prosecutors and audit showed Simmelink had embezzled more than $140,000. had been charged with nine felonies for allegedly forging signatures and falsifying records to cover the thefts. He pleaded no contest to two counts each of felony forgery and felony theft but will serve no time as part of the plea agreement. Simmelink had been employed as the Oostburg's bookkeeper since 1987, according to reports. The thefts in question ocurred over a six month period between late 2005 and early 2006 wherein Simmelink simply wrote himself checks.
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