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updated 7:03 PM UTC, Feb 17, 2020

Series of Thefts of Currency in Wisconsin and Illinois Investigated

  • Written by Mary Gerdes
  • Published in News

Green County Detectives, along with authorities in Monroe, Brodhead, Darlington, South Wayne, Cuba City, Galena, Dane County and several northern Illinois communities are investigating a series of thefts of currency that appear to be related.

In almost every case, a white male approaches a cashier at a business, convinces that employee that they are familiar with the owner and has permission from the owner to obtain a loan from the business. The suspect describes a hardship that he and his wife are experiencing, usually stating that his wife was involved in a serious crash and that he is in need of cash for a tow truck. In each event, the suspect has been able to convince the employee to provide them with cash, usually in the $150 range, and in several cases, the suspect even has provided a handwritten receipt bearing a fictitious name.
The suspect is highly skilled in manipulating the business employees, but there have been no acts of or threats of violence. Area businesses are encouraged to notify their employees of the ongoing thefts and to contact their area law enforcement agency if a similar incident is attempted at their business. A surveillance photo of the male suspect is attached, along with a photo of a suspect vehicle, described as being a gray or silver SUV. Contact Detective Chris Fiez at (608)328-9580 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with information.


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