(Beaver Dam) A Randolph teen has been charged with taking thousands of dollars from his employer. Robert Nelson is facing a felony count of Theft of a Businesses Setting.
A Beaver Dam police officer was dispatched to the business, not named in the criminal complaint, in July. Officers met with staff as well as Nelson in the loss prevention office. Employees allegedly told police that Nelson had taking cash out of the registers on 28 separate occasions between last April and June. The total amount taken was reported to be just over $20-thousand-dollars.
According to the criminal complaint, some of the larger withdrawals were $2,350 and $1,800. Nelson reportedly admitted to his action and said he needed to pay back a drug dealer.
If convicted, the 17-year-old faces up to 10 years in prison. An initial appearance is scheduled for February 14th.