Fond du Lac Woman Pleads No Contest to Three Counts of Felony Theft

Oct 8 2014
Fond du Lac Woman Pleads No Contest to Three Counts of Felony Theft


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that on October 6, 2014, Denise Heffner of Fond du Lac entered pleas of no contest in Fond du Lac County Circuit Court to three counts of felony theft from business setting greater than $10,000.  Two additional felony counts of theft from business setting were read-in. 


According to the Criminal Complaint, between April 1, 2005, and October 23, 2013, Heffner was the bookkeeper for Sesing Construction.  During that employment, Heffner transferred money to herself from the business in excess of her authority and without the consent of the business owners.  The business owners believe the amount stolen from them to be approximately $253,000.  Ms. Heffner confessed to taking money from the business without consent.


Following her pleas, Heffner was found guilty of the three felony charges by Fond du Lac County Circuit Judge Richard J. Nuss.  A presentence investigation report will be prepared by the Department of Corrections.  Heffner faces penalties of up to 10 years imprisonment with the Wisconsin State Prison System for each conviction.  Her sentencing hearing is not yet scheduled. 


This case was investigated by the City of Fond du Lac Police Department.  Assistant Attorney General Devra Ayala along with Fond du Lac Deputy District Attorney Dennis Krueger prosecuted the case for the State of Wisconsin. Victim services are being handled by the Fond du Lac County District Attorney’s Office.



A copy of the Criminal Complaint is available here.