Federal sentence set for Somerset manA Somerset man, guilty of interstate sale of stolen cars, is scheduled for sentencing in federal court next month.
A Somerset man, guilty of interstate sale of stolen cars, is scheduled for sentencing in federal court next month.
Chad Allen Wyttenbach, 35, pleaded guilty Feb. 17 to the charge and will be sentenced Aug. 25 in Madison.
Wyttenbach agreed to provide testimony against Eric Edward Garvey, 40, White Bear Lake, Minn., who was convicted July 14 of interstate transportation and sale of stolen vehicles and property following a three-day trial in Madison.
Garvey, Wyttenbach and Victor Ernest Trejo, 51, Prescott, were originally indicted on July 22, 2010. Trejo pleaded guilty Jan. 28 to one count of possession of a stolen vehicle transported across state lines and agreed to cooperate with federal authorities in their case against Garvey.
Garvey and others he worked with stole vehicles from places in Minnesota and Wisconsin, then transported them across the border and sold them to customers according to testimony. The jury found Garvey guilty in six of nine counts related to the sale of stolen vehicles.
The St. Croix County Sheriff's department worked in the investigation of the case along with five other county departments.