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FOND DU LAC – Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that after a two day jury trial in Fond du Lac County Circuit Court before the Honorable Peter Grimm, presiding, a panel of twelve Fond du Lac County jurors found Amy Prelwitz, age 30, guilty of homestead tax credit fraud along with false statements related to a tax credit. The jury took less than 30 minutes to return their verdict. Immediately following the verdict the jury members were excused and the Court proceeded to sentencing. The Court sentenced Prelwitz to two years of initial confinement in the Wisconsin State Prison System followed by three years of extended supervision.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice's criminal complaint, Prelwitz was charged along with three other inmates in the preparation of fraudulent homestead tax credit forms where she claimed that she was living in private residential rental properties when in reality she was incarcerated.
These matters were investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and the Wisconsin State Capitol Police Department. Assistant Attorney General Eric D. Défort represented the State of Wisconsin.