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Processing server faces felonies

September 25, 2012 | 04:12 PM
ELKHORN — A 40-year-old processing server faces criminal charges after he allegedly falsely reported serving two individuals legal documents.

Randy L. Ruegg, 1123 Sheridan Road, has been charged with two felony counts of forgery of an official certification.

If convicted, he faces up to 12 years imprisonment and $20,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Nov. 29, 2011, Walworth County Court Commissioner Kristine Drettwan made a complaint about Ruegg, a private process server, to the Walworth County Sheriff's Department.

Drettwan reported that two parties, who were reportedly served by Ruegg, adamantly claimed that they hadn't been served. One person was reportedly served on Dec. 19, 2010, at a private residence in the city of Lake Geneva. Ruegg's notarized signature appears on the affidavit, indicating that he personally served him. On March 6, police spoke to the man who said he owns two rental properties in a private subdivision in Lake Geneva, but doesn't live there. Police spoke to both of the man's tenants, who confirmed no one attempted to serve papers to anyone at their residence. When police spoke to Ruegg, he admitted that the personal service on the affidavit was incorrect. He said the residence was in a private community, and he was denied access within it.

Police spoke to Major Keith Tillman of GAS Security, who oversees the subdivision's security. Tillman reviewed the "denied access log" and reports no one was denied access into the community between Nov. 28, 2010, and Jan. 22, 2011.

In the other case, Ruegg claimed to he served a woman at a private residence in Aniwa. At the time of the service, the woman was in Chicago.

When police interviewed Ruegg, he said he served papers on the woman. When police asked Ruegg where Aniwa was, he responded "up in Wisconsin" and "in the Madison area."

Aniwa is more than 150 miles from the Madison area. Aniwa is located about 25 miles east of Wausau.


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