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Probable Cause Found in Inmate Tax Fraud Cases


FOND DU LAC - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that probable cause was found in the Felony Homestead Tax Fraud cases related to Kristine Flynn, Wendy Nelsen and Amy Prelwitz, before Fond du Lac County Circuit Court Judge Peter L. Grimm.  The Wisconsin Department of Justice is acting as Special Prosecutor for Fond du Lac and Dane County, and is prosecuting each matter in Fond du Lac County. 


According to the Department of Justice's criminal complaints, Kristine Flynn, Wendy Nelsen and Amy Prelwitz were involved in the preparation of fraudulent homestead tax credit forms where they claimed that they were living in private residential rental properties when in reality they were all incarcerated. 


An arraignment will be scheduled in the next 30 days. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. 


These matters were investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and the Wisconsin State Capitol Police Department.  Assistant Attorney General Eric D. Dfort represents the State of Wisconsin in each of the cases.