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Three Fond du Lac city workers are suspected of embezzlement

Three Fond du Lac city government employees allegedly embezzled thousands of dollars worth of electronics and other goods by using a fraudulent ordering and billing scheme.

The three work in the city's Management Information Systems department. At least one former MIS worker was also said to be involved.

Fond du Lac County District Attorney Dan Kaminsky and state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen made the case public this morning (Feb. 10) - a day after search warrants were executed.

The investigation began after an informant went to the DA late last year.

Kaminsky said false invoices apparently covered up the ordering and purchasing of personal items - and surplus parts owned the city might have been sold for personal profits.

Officials say the scheme might have gone back several years. They're still tallying up the value of all the losses.

Kaminsky says criminal charges are expected once the investigation fully ends. Authorities will answer more questions at a news conference this afternoon.