Eagle View Subdivision Developer Sentenced to a Year in Jail for Theft

(Beaver Dam) The developer of the Eagle View subdivision in Beaver Dam was sentenced to one year in jail yesterday (Wed) on charges of Theft by Contractor. Karen M. Behnke-Knoblauch (ben-key nob-lock) failed to pay a contractor $189,000 for work that was completed in 2007. The 53-year-old Pewaukee woman also used a business loan for personal expenses, including a shopping spree at two Milwaukee-area department stores. Behnke-Knoblauch was also placed on probation for five years. A restitution hearing is scheduled for August 20. The Eagle View subdivision is on the south side of Beaver Dam. There has been no home construction there as of yet.