Charges dismissed against couple accused of theft

courtUpdate- On September 28,2016 the Racine County District Attorney’s Office/ State filed a motion to dismiss without prejudice. The court granted the motion and issued a Judgment of  dismissal/acquittal.  Dismissed on Prosecutor’s Motion


Original-July 7th-David Mutter and Nancy Mutter of Union Grove have each been charged with Theft-Business Setting >$10,000 and they were both given a $5,000 signature bond after making their initial appearances in Racine Circuit Court Thursday afternoon.

According to the criminal complaint in May of 2015 Burlington Police took a report from a business owner regarding a theft from his business in Burlington. The victim states that the defendant who were employees at the time took money from the business without his consent. In October 2013 both defendants were hired to work as book keepers/accountants by the victim and worked from their home. The victim began getting calls from the bank for suspicious checks. Upon learning of these transactions he wanted to review the financial records from the defendants which they allegedly refused to provide. He told police that with the unauthorized pay raises the defendants were making more than the victim was. When the victim rented a trailer for the defendants to work out of so he could monitor the finances they gave their notice and left their positions.