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MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that the Wisconsin Department of Justice, acting as special prosecutor for Marinette County, obtained convictions and proceeded to the sentencing of Ryan R. Ilse, a former police officer, on two counts of theft by fraud. Each count carries a maximum penalty of a fine not to exceed $10,000, or imprisonment not to exceed nine months or both. At the hearing, the Honorable James Morrison sentenced Ilse, who had pleaded guilty, to an imposed and stayed jail term of 18 months, and placed Ilse on probation for 24 months. As conditions of probation, Ilse must serve 30 days in jail, must undergo a mental health assessment and treatment, and must pay the court costs of the action.
According to the Department of Justice criminal complaint, Ryan R. Ilse intentionally obtained money of another person by intentionally deceiving individuals at Curry’s Foods and Brown’s Corner with false representations, which were known to be false.
A criminal complaint is a document that makes allegations of criminal conduct. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
This matter was investigated by the City of Marinette Police Department and the Marinette County Sheriff’s Department. Assistant Attorney General Eric D. Défort represents the State of Wisconsin in this prosecution.
A copy of the criminal complaint is available here.