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GLENWOOD CITY - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that a Glenwood City man was sentenced to 4 years in prison followed by a lengthy period of supervision with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for multiple counts of felony and misdemeanor theft in St. Croix and Dunn Counties.
John Rassbach, 53, was sentenced this afternoon, (Thursday, June 24, 2010) to 4 years in prison followed by a lengthy period of supervision with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections by St. Croix County Judge Edward Vlack. On April 16, 2010, Rassbach pled guilty and was convicted on five felony counts of theft, six counts of misdemeanor theft and three counts of attempted misdemeanor theft for intentionally deceiving customers or attempting to deceive customers that he contracted to sell fuel products including LP gas, gasoline, and diesel/fuel oil in three general ways: (1) physically "shorting" the customer by pumping a portion of the fuel back into his delivery truck, (2) the use of fraudulent propane delivery invoices, and (3) the issuance of duplicate and triplicate fuel delivery tickets by presenting the same ticket to multiple customers for a single fuel delivery.
The charges arose out of an investigation conducted by agents of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), Division of Weights and Measures in conjunction with the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department.
Assistant Attorney General David Wambach represents the state in this case.