THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Rescue Squad Treasurer Enters Four Guilty Pleas
Issue Date: January 31, 2013
Amanda R. Stumbris, 41, W9044 Palmer Road, Wau-saukee, pled guilty to four felony counts of theft from the Wausaukee Rescue Squad in her appearance Thursday, Jan. 24 in Marinette County Circuit Court. Judge David Miron ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set a sentence hearing for 3 p.m. March 21.
She pled guilty to theft in a business setting between $5,000 to $10,000 and three counts of theft in a business setting greater than $10,000 over a four year period.
According to the complaint, she admitted stealing $132,505.23 while treasurer of the Wausaukee Rescue Squad. They included $5,559.84 in 2009, $12,922.23 in 2010, $66,670.11 in 2011 and $47,353.05 in 2012.
Thefts were through the rescue squad ATM debit card, checks from petty cash and payroll checks to herself and her husband, Ken. The payroll checks were in excess of what the W-2 forms and payroll sheets showed.
Charges on the debit card included withdrawals at the Carter Casino, Direct TV, PayPal, Sprint and Dish Network. It was used for cash purchases and at stores.
According to the complaint, Stumbris had been the squad treasurer for the past five years and the only person to control squad funds. Also, she was the only one who had access to codes and passwords to the squad computer kept at the squad building and no one else had access to financial records.
Stumbris resigned in May after Kevin Kwasny, squad president, discovered the rescue squad was essentially broke. She admitted taking the funds.