Sweetman Sentenced

2/29/12 – A Beaver Dam woman who stole money from a local restaurant has entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors. Casey Sweetman was charged with Computer Crimes – Modifying Data but pled to amended charged of misdemeanor Theft. The 24-year-old 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. She was sentenced to 50 days in jail but will have half of the sentence stayed if she complied with conditions of supervision. Sweetman was also placed on probation for one year.