JUNEAU | A 38-year-old Beaver Dam woman must pay more than $67,000 in restitution after she pleaded guilty to making out almost $54,000 worth of checks from an office she was managing, and sending the money to men who may have been scamming her.
Bridget L. Mincheski pleaded guilty to three felony counts of uttering a forgery. An additional 15 counts were dismissed but read into the record.
Judge Brian Pfitzinger found Mincheski guilty of the three counts and sentenced her to four years of probation, withheld. Mincheski must pay restitution of $67,050.14 and must complete 160 hours of community service. If Mincheski pays her restitution on time and completes her community service she will not be required to serve any jail time. If she does not, she must serve 60 days in the Dodge County Jail with huber and transfer privileges.
According to the criminal complaint, police went to Mincheski’s home on the same day, and she told police that she knew why they were speaking to her. She allegedly said, “I was taking money from Dr. Grote’s account.”
Grote said that Mincheski had worked for her for 13 years and had been the office manager for 10 years.
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