BD Woman Arraigned In Restaurant Embezzlement

2/2/12 – A Beaver Dam woman, accused of stealing money from a local restaurant, entered a “not guilty” plea at arraignment Wednesday. Casey Sweetman is charged with Computer Crimes – Modifying Data, a felony that carries a maximum three-and-a-half year prison sentence, upon conviction. The 23-year-old allegedly embezzled $3500 from the Benvenuto’s Restaurant in Beaver Dam in a scheme involving gift cards. According to the criminal complaint, Sweetman would pocket money from bills paid in cash and then search the computer database for random customers with gift cards and zero-out their account to make-up the difference. An audit was performed after several customers complained about having zero balances on what should have been valid gift cards. A plea and sentencing hearing is on the calendar later this month.