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Fond du Lac Woman Appears in Court on Charges of Forging Court Orders

 

FOND DU LAC– Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that Kristine Flynn, age 51, appeared before the Honorable Judge Dale English in Fond du Lac County Circuit Court to face three charges of forging court orders as a habitual criminal. At the hearing the court heard arguments on bail and the court set bail in the amount of $25,000 cash. Flynn also waved her right to a preliminary hearing and the matter will now be calendared for an arraignment and a plea hearing on the charges.

 

The charges arose out of an investigation conducted by the State of Wisconsin Capitol Police Department. According to the criminal complaint, Flynn created three fake court orders all purporting to be signed by retired Circuit Court Judge Steven Weinke. The fake court orders were all designed to grant Flynn the custody of a disabled child along with the child's financial assets. In a letter written by Flynn, she estimates that the child has $250,000 that she needs to get her hands on.

 

Upon conviction, Flynn faces maximum possible penalties of 30 years in imprisonment and fines of $30,000.

 

A criminal complaint is a document alleging a violation of the criminal law. Flynn is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

Assistant Attorney General Eric D. Défort represents the State of Wisconsin as Special Prosecutor for Fond Du Lac County in this case.

 

A copy of the criminal complaint is available at:

 

 

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