A woman is accused of stealing $1,500 from her employer.
Kaitlin M. Feest, 23, Weyauwega, is charged with six counts of misdemeanor theft and six counts of felony bail jumping.
On Wednesday, July 26, Weyauwega Police Officer Heather Dahm met with the owner and the manager of KD’s IGA store.
Police Chief Gerald Poltrock spoke with them on Tuesday, July 25, and Dahm was following up on the investigation.
According to the criminal complaint, they suspected Feest had been stealing money from the store’s safe.
From July 12 to July 26, a total of $1,509 had been taken.
After the store closed July 25, the owner and manager counted the money in the safe and recorded the serial numbers from all of the bills.
The following morning, three $50 bills were missing from the safe.
On a security video, Feest was seen entering the safe, taking out money and placing it into her pocket, the complaint says.
Dahm then accompanied Feest to her employee locker in the back of the store.
Dahm reported finding $320 in $10 and $20 bills and $450 in $50 bills there. The serial numbers on three $50 bills matched those that had been in the safe.
Feest said she received the $50 bills from her bank more than a week earlier, the complaint says.
In an earlier criminal complaint filed on April 18, Feest was charged with delivery of THC as party to a crime and released on a $2,500 signature bond.
THC is the chemical ingredient that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties.
According to the criminal complaint, a confidential informant made arrangements with Feest to purchase marijuana “wax,” an extract with highly concentrated THC levels that some say has a hallucinatory effect.
Feest was the driver of a vehicle in which Kyle A. Kleczka, 23, Weyauwega, was the front seat passenger and allegedly sold 1.63 grams of wax to the informant.
Kleczka was also charged with delivery of THC as party to a crime and later released from custody on a $2,500 signature bond.
After Feest appeared in court on the theft and bail jumping charges, she was released on a $5,000 signature bond with the condition that she have no contact with Kleczka and move from the home they were sharing.