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Complaint: Bookkeeper stole $228,000 from Mineral Point business

Published On: Mar 11 2014 03:48:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 11 2014 08:10:20 PM CDT
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DODGEVILLE, Wis. -

A former bookkeeper and his ex-wife are facing charges related to the theft of $228,110 from a Mineral Point business.

A criminal complaint states that Cory Ross, 44, of Mineral Point, worked as a bookkeeper at Ross Soil Service from 1990 until April 2012, and deposited checks made out to the business in his personal account.

Ross told police the thefts started in 2005 when his wife, Tina Ross, 39, had back surgery. He said their credit card debt was out of control.

He told police the money was used to pay off their house, a camper and to go on trips and cruises.

Ross told police he left Ross Soil Service in April 2012 because he felt bad, and leaving was the only way it was going to stop.

Police were called to investigate in August 2012.

Tina Ross said she didn’t know about the thefts until around the end of 2008 or beginning of 2009.

The couple recently divorced, according to court records.

Cory Ross is charged with five counts of theft from a business setting of more than $10,000. Tina Ross is charged with five counts of party of the crime of theft from a business setting of more than $10,000.

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