Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Convicted of stealing upward of $80K from her Wauwatosa employer, a Greenfield woman's 4-year sentence is stayed in favor of 6 months in work-release jail. But that, too, is stayed after court is told no such program is available.
The former vice president of a Wauwatosa real estate company who embezzled more than $80,000 from her employer during a two-year span pleaded no contest and was sentenced Monday to four years in prison — but will not spend any time behind bars. Instead, Jolie M. Semancik, 43, of Greenfield, will serve four years of probation, including six months under a form of home work-release with freedom to travel to a job, child care and doctor appointments. That's because the GPS monitoring that was to be part of her original sentence no longer exists. Semancik pleaded no contest on March 25 in Milwaukee County Circuit Court to one count of theft of more than $10,000 by embezzlement. She could have been sentenced to up to five years in prison. …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Server slipped up when a regular customer with a deal to have her card account automatically reloaded found that it hadn't been – and Mo's managers found there was a shady reason for that.
A 28-year-old Greenfield man has been charged with embezzling funds from his employer by using the business' computer system to create fraudulent gift cards, according to a criminal complaint. Adam C. Podkomerksi was charged April 1 in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with three counts of theft by embezzlement of less than $2,500, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to nine months in jail. It appears from the evidence in the complaint that Podkomerski had kept up a ruse for more than six months by creating phony gift cards from time to time but not using them for large withdrawals at any one time, making the transactions less noticeable. He slipped up, according to his bosses, the police and prosecutors, when he put money on a phony card…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
While working at a men's hair salon in downtown Milwaukee, Lauren Anderson over three months defrauded the owner three different ways, investigators say.
A Wauwatosa woman is charged with stealing almost $24,000 from the Milwaukee men's hair salon where she worked, according to a criminal complaint. Lauren Rose Anderson, 23, was charged Feb. 26 in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with theft by fraud in an amount more than $10,000, a Class G felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $25,000. According to the complaint: Milwaukee police were called by a forensic accountant hired by Groom for Men, 330 E. St. Paul Ave., after discrepanicies in the books were found. The private accountant and a police detective confirmed that between Nov. 10, 2010, and Jan. 31, 2011, while Anderson was working for the business as office manager, she embezzled funds in the following ways: A …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Police say a Greenfield woman stole more than $80,000 from a real estate company over a two-year period, during which she says she fell on hard times.
The vice president of a Wauwatosa real estate company is accused of embezzling more than $80,000 from her employer during a two-year span. Jolie M. Semancik, 43, of Greenfield, was charged Tuesday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of theft of more than $10,000 by embezzlement. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison and $25,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: In August, one of the co-owners of Mayfair Title, 1011 N. Mayfair Road, was going through financial data when he noticed some issues with cash balances. Semancik was vice president and operations manager of the company, so he asked her to look into it. After a week of looking, the complaint says, Semancik was unable to provide an explanation …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Suspect stole the money after just one month of employment in order to sell store credit in exchange for cash to a man she met on the streets.
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- Joe Petrie
Saturday, October 29, 2011
A 24-year-old Milwaukee woman is facing embezzlement charges after she stole nearly $4,000 from Macy’s in only one month working at the store. According to the criminal complaint, Danietta M. Ward began working at the store in September and soon after met a man on the streets named Donny who told her he could get her money in exchange for credit. Ward then began scanning bar codes on sheets of paper at the store and would process them as returns and transfer the return value to a store easy exchange card, which she would then in turn sell to the man in exchange for cash. A total of 17 fraudulent transactions were discovered by store security, totaling $3,980. Ward was charged Thursday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of …