Thursday, April 18, 2013
Brookfield man, already charged with five counts of property theft, now also faces six felony counts of identity theft for claiming to represent a plumbing company when he sold stolen flushers to salvager, reports say.
A Brookfield man already charged with stealing dozens of expensive toilet valves from fast-food restaurant and institutional restrooms has also been charged with six counts of identity theft for using a plumbing company's name to fence them. Cory James Feerick, 33, of Brookfield was charged March 28 in Waukesha County with five counts of theft of property and on April 16 in Milwaukee County with six counts of felony identity theft. Each count of property theft is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to nine months in jail. The new identity theft charges each carry a maximum penalty of up to six years in prison. According to criminal complaint in the newly filed identity theft cases: From Sept. 21 through Jan. 10, Feerick stole four flush…
Friday, March 29, 2013
Milwaukee woman used her roommate's identity to receive narcotic drugs, according to a criminal complaint, although she claimed the roommate asked her to use her identity.
When a woman learned she owed $513 for medical bills at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital, it didn’t take too long to discover she wasn’t the patient. When the woman received the bill, she went to the Brookfield Police Department because the patient on file was morbidly obese and a smoker. The woman was slim and not a smoker, according to a criminal complaint filed March 22 in Waukesha County Circuit Court. The investigation revealed the woman’s roommate, Jennifer C. Martinez, may have used the woman’s identity to receive narcotic drugs for back and side pain between December 2008 and February 2009, according to the criminal complaint. Martinez, 36, of Milwaukee, is charged with identity theft. If convicted, she faces up to three years in prison …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A fraudulent purchase alert from one Brookfield store was picked up by another Brookfield store at just the right time.
Employees at two Brookfield jewelry stores worked together to foil two people who police say used fraudulent credit cards to attempt to purchase thousands of dollars worth of jewelry. A 38-year-old Florida man faces up to eight felony counts of either credit card-fraudulent use or identity theft, and a female acquaintance is charged three times as party to a crime. According to a criminal complaint filed in Waukesha County Court, Brookfield Police were called to Kay Jewelers at Brookfield Square Mall on March 13 regarding a suspected fraudulent purchase of a gold necklace and bracelet worth more than $4,100. While officers were investigating, employees at Jared, the Galleria of Jewelry, in the 16000 block of Blue Mound Road, set off their …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Milwaukee woman was busted at a Brookfield Pick 'n Save after security officers recognized the name she used as being the same from past fraudulent transactions.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A Milwaukee woman bought groceries and liquor at a Brookfield Pick 'n Save using forged checks that stole another woman's identity, charges allege. Sheena D. McDade, 27, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Friday with two counts of uttering a forgery. If convicted, she faces up to six years in prison and $20,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Thursday, McDade picked up a $50 gift card, drumstick ice cream novelties and pizza rolls from the Pick 'n Save at 12735 W. Capitol Dr. and attempted to pay for the items using the identity of Princess Whitfield. Store security recognized the name from past fraudulent transactions, so they contacted Brookfield police officers and confronted McDade after the transaction. …
Friday, October 12, 2012
An Eagle woman investigated for stealing from Brookfield company also had $320 worth of heroin in her car, a criminal complaint alleges.
A woman is facing embezzlement charges after she allegedly stole thousands from a Brookfield company by writing checks to herself and inflating her timesheet. Tonya J. Conklin, 19, of Eagle, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with theft from a business setting, identity theft and theft. If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison and $30,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Aug. 8, the owner of Alpha Industries Inc. called Brookfield police after he discovered Conklin had been stealing money from the company while employed there. He said Conklin had stolen $3,830 in debit transactions, written $4,339 in forged checks to herself and collected $1,260 in extra wages from inflated timesheets. When the …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Suspect tries to draw one of six stolen checks taken from a Pewaukee company.
A 53-year-old Chicago man is facing charges after he allegedly tried to pass a stolen check at a Brookfield bank. Daniel E. Mitchell was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of identity theft for financial gain and one count of uttering a forgery. If convicted, he faces up to 12 years in prison and $20,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 3:09 p.m. Tuesday, Brookfield police officers were called to M&I Bank, 16570 W. Bluemound Road, where Mitchell came into trying to cash a $2,700 check drawn from an account owned by McMahon Management Company in Pewaukee. Employees found the check suspicious and soon discovered several checks had recently been stolen from the company. Upon further …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Former Charro employee from Waukesha took customer's credit card and used it to make big purchases with her boyfriend, charges allege.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
While working as a hostess for a now defunct Town of Brookfield restaurant, a woman stole a customer’s credit card and racked up purchases at stores in Brookfield and Waukesha, charges allege. Jennifer M. Hildebrandt, 22, of Waukesha, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Friday with one count of theft and six counts of identity theft for financial gain. If convicted of all charges, she faces a maximum penalty of nearly 37 years in prison and $70,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Jan. 30, 2010, the victim ate at the then-open Charro restaurant and paid with a credit card, but realized later she never got her card back after paying the bill. A few days later, she discovered someone made seven unauthorized …
Friday, August 3, 2012
The Department of Revenue realized the mistake in late July and removed the information, but real estate and appraisers had already downloaded it 138 times.
Personal, confidential information from more than 110,000 people who sold homes in 2011 was hidden inside a Wisconsin Department of Revenue report used by real estate and appraisal organizations. The DOR has ask those organizations to destroy and replace the report, which was posted online for download from April 5 to July 23. The department said that while the information was in the file, it was not visible when the report was opened. However, someone who opened the specific file would have had access to the information, the DOR said. The DOR has offered to provide credit monitoring for people whose information was posted in the file. "We have a responsibility to protect the sellers who had their personal information included in the …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Woman faces five felony charges for allegedly taking a friend's card at a party in 2009 and charging items at various stores.
A Brookfield woman is facing charges after she allegedly stole her friend’s credit card in 2009 and used it to buy items for herself. Elise M. Somers, 22, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Friday with five counts of identity theft. If convicted, she faces up to 30 years in prison. According to the criminal complaint: On May 14, 2009, a woman reported her credit card had been stolen and used to purchase roughly $565 worth of goods at stores in Brookfield. The victim suspected Somers took the card while they were at a friend’s house and she dropped the card. Investigators looked into the transactions and found Somers had indeed bought the items. She also admitted to the purchases, saying she was a heroin addict. Somers was free…
Sunday, June 17, 2012
A Richland Center man asked a Brookfield man who he had befriended in prison for financial help before stealing his debit card and withdrawing funds, charges allege.
A Richland Center man stole a debit card from a Brookfield man he had befriended in prison, and used it to get $500 from the Walmart in Waukesha. William Lynch, 36, was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court with two counts of identity theft. If convicted, he faces up to 12 years in prison and $20,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On April 13, Brookfield police officers were called to a home in the 500 block of Meadow Court after a man there reported Lynch used his debit card without his permission. The man said he met Lynch while they were inmates in prison and had kept contact with him since getting released in January 2011. The man told police he had been with Lynch on April 12, agreeing to write Lynch a check for $…