Randolph Teen Makes Initial Appearance On Charges He Took Money From Employer

(Beaver Dam) A Randolph teen charged with taking thousands of dollars from their employer has made his initial appearance in court. Robert Nelson is facing a felony count of Theft of a Businesses Setting.

A Beaver Dam police officer was dispatched last July to the business, which was not named in the criminal complaint. There they met with staff as well as Nelson in the loss prevention office. Employees allegedly told police that Nelson took 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, the larger withdrawals were $2,350 and $1,800. Nelson reportedly admitted to his actions and said he needed to pay back a drug dealer.

If convicted, the 17-year-old faces up to 10 years in prison. A signature bond was set at $1,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 24th.