December 24, 2012 | 02:00 PMELKHORN — A 75-year-old Delavan woman faces a felony charge after she allegedly stole $16,628 from the East Delavan Union Cemetery Association.
Sandra A. Behn, 706 Faryl Ave., No. 12, has been charged with theft from a business setting. If convicted, she faces up to 10 years imprisonment and $25,000 in fines.
Behn had been the treasurer of the association since 2006.
Behn's grandson, Matthew Soukup, 20, also of Delavan, has been charged with identity theft for financial gain. If convicted, he faces up to six years imprisonment and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint against Behn: On March 7 police interviewed Behn who admitted to embezzling money from the Cemetery Union, which is located in the town of Delavan.
Behn told police she used cemetery money for personal expenses in between January 2011 and December 2011.
Lawrence Rademaker, the vice-president of the East Delavan Union Cemetery Association, told police he examined the account and Behn had written $16,628 worth of checks to herself.
According to the criminal complaint against Soukup:
When police questioned Behn, they asked her about two checks that were written to Soukup, but appeared to have a different signature on them. On April 3 police spoke to Soukup who admitted he wrote two checks to himself and signed his grandmother's name. The checks totaled $650.