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Former Lake Geneva Utility Commission Employee Charged with Theft

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that a criminal complaint was filed on July 16, 2014, in Walworth County Circuit Court charging former Lake Geneva Utility Commission employee Robert Leber with Theft.  An initial appearance for the defendant is scheduled for July 23, 2014, in Walworth County Circuit Court.


According to the criminal complaint, Robert Leber is charged with taking a trailer from the enclosed lot at the Lake Geneva Street Department and retaining possession of it without permission.  The trailer belonged to a private citizen, who was allowed to store his trailer at the Street Department in 2012.  Leber is accused of taking the trailer without permission and keeping it at his house until February 2014.


While the defendant has been charged in a criminal complaint, he is presumed innocent and the state will need to prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.


The charges are a result of an investigation by the Lake Geneva Police Department.  Victim services are being provided by the Office of Crime Victim Services at the Department of Justice.  Assistant Attorney General Annie Jay represents the state in these matters.


The criminal complaint is available here.