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Former Probation Agent Enters Pleas to Misconduct, Burglary, and Drug Crimes


MADISON — On January 28, 2013, Kim M. Hoenisch entered pleas to misconduct in public office, burglary, possession of narcotic drugs, and possession of a drug without a prescription.  Hoenisch entered her pleas to three felony and two misdemeanor crimes charged in an information filed with the court on January 28th.  The court accepted the pleas to the five crimes and found Hoenisch guilty.  The court adjourned the case for a later sentencing hearing.


According to the complaint, Hoenisch was employed by the State of Wisconsin as a probation agent with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) in the Division of Community Corrections (DCC) within the Wausau Regional Field Office.


Hoenisch entered a no contest plea to burglarizing the house of a probationer on Saturday, June 30, 2012.  Hoenisch reportedly entered the residence in search of pain medication.  Hoenisch entered a no contest plea to later taking the probationer’s medication when the probationer was at her office on Wednesday, July 25, 2012.  Hoenisch entered a no contest plea to misconduct in office based upon her criminal acts on July 25th occurring during her employment as a probation agent.


The Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) at the Department of Justice investigated this case at the request of the Department of Corrections.  Assistant Attorney General Winn Collins represents the State of Wisconsin in this prosecution.  Although the court accepted the pleas, the case remains open and awaiting a final sentencing hearing.  The presumption of innocence applies until final disposition.