A Mondovi man will spend two years on probation for stealing thousands of dollars by misusing a credit card from his former Eau Claire employer. Matthew W. Leirmo, 36, formerly of Alma, pleaded no contest recently in Eau Claire County Court to three amended misdemeanor counts of theft. He was originally charged with felony counts of theft and unauthorized use of business identifying information or documents. Judge Emily Long fined Leirmo $2,109 and ordered him to pay $4,821 in restitution.
An Eau Claire man will spend three years on probation after authorities say he stole a gun from Scheels while a store clerk was showing him the weapon. Zachary J. Forden, 25, 306 W. Grand Ave., pleaded guilty this week in Eau Claire County Court to a felony count of theft and an unrelated felony count of bail jumping. A misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed weapon was dismissed. Judge Michael Schumacher fined Forden $1,046 and sentenced him to six months in jail. As conditions of
CHIPPEWA FALLS — A Minnesota man, formerly from Boyd, has been convicted of breaking into Zacho Sports Center in January and stealing from the Walmart in Lake Hallie. Timothy J. Bridges, 28, Hermantown, pleaded no contest to one count of burglary to a building in Chippewa County Court. At the time of the theft, Bridges lived on Tower Road in Boyd. Chippewa County Judge James Isaacson placed Bridges on probation for three years with a requirement that he not consume alcohol or illegal
An Illinois man is accused of posing as a construction worker to gain access to other workers’ wallets at construction sites, including at least two sites in Eau Claire. The man would then use credit or debit cards from the stolen wallets to make fraudulent purchases, authorities say. Donald E. Roche, 55, of Blue Island was charged Wednesday in Eau Claire County Court with felony counts of unauthorized use of a person’s identifying information or documents and fraudulent use
An Eau Claire man is accused of stealing money from a restaurant drive-through window and trying to pass two counterfeit $100 bills at two Eau Claire businesses. Brian R. Semingson, 31, 802 Summer St., was charged recently in Eau Claire County Court with two felony counts of uttering a forgery, a felony count of burglary and misdemeanor counts of theft, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Semingson is free on a $5,000 signature bond and returns to court Oct. 4.