ASHLAND MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO THE CRIME OF THEFT BY BAILEE

Nov 14 2014
ASHLAND MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO THE CRIME OF THEFT BY BAILEE

 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that Zygmund J. Jablonski, Jr., 53, of Ashland, pleaded guilty to one count of Theft by Trustee or Bailee.  At a hearing held before Ashland County Circuit Court Judge Robert E. Eaton, Jablonski waived his preliminary hearing and immediately entered his guilty plea. At sentencing, the court ordered that he pay full restitution, which Jablonski has done, and that he serve 80 days in the county jail.

 

According to the criminal complaint, Jablonski was the personal representative for the estate of James J. Sanders.  Jablonski, as personal representative, had control of the assets of the estate.  Between February 2008 and August 2012, Jablonski converted $131,450 of estate assets to his own use by writing checks to himself and to his business, A to Z Plumbing. 

 

The charges were the result of an investigation by the Ashland Police Department and the Wisconsin Department of Justice -- Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).  Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey M. Gabrysiak represented the state as a Special Prosecutor for Ashland County.

 

 

A copy of the complaint is available here.