Milwaukee woman accused of embezzling more than $470K from employer

Updated: 3:32 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2020

WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A woman facing three felony charges in Milwaukee for allegedly stealing from her employer, is now facing seven additional charges in Waukesha County. 

According to a criminal complaint, Stephanie Roeglin, a former resident of New Berlin, has been charged with seven counts of fraud/rendering an income tax return.

The complaint says Roeglin intentionally submitted five false tax returns from 2013-2017 and filed two claims for Earned Income Credit even though she was not entitled to that credit due to her income.


Posted: 5:10 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee woman is facing three felony charges for allegedly stealing money from her employer over the course of several years. 

Stephanie Roeglin, 38, is charged with theft, identity theft, and identity theft of a business.

Prosecutors say she created a fictitious employee in order to embezzle $260,698 from 2013-2017. According to a criminal complaint, Roeglin used a victim's name and social security number to create the fictitious identity, which she then put on payroll and paid with company funds, as director of payroll at a home care facility.

She then allegedly took the money and deposited it into her bank account.

The complaint says Roeglin also intentionally overpaid herself $215,842 for a total embezzlement of $476,540.

In an interview with law enforcement, Roeglin claimed that she needed the money for treatment of ovarian cancer, however a review of medical records indicated that she did not have cancer. 

If convicted, Roeglin could face 24.5 years in prison, $45,000 in fines, or both.

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