Rib Lake Women Charged With C-Store Theft 2/13/18
Taylor County District Attorney Kristi Tlusty has charged two Rib Lake women for allegedly stealing from the Medford Cooperative Cenex C-store in Rib Lake. According to the criminal complaint, 66 year old Susan Gutowski admitted to Rib Lake Police Chief Gary Krueger that she needed money and had skimmed money from the cash drawer by voiding transactions. The complaint indicates that managers of the Medford Cooperative believe that Gutowski stole $5,937.00 in voided transactions according to their review of records. Susan Gutowski is charged with Theft-Business Setting from $5000-$10,000, a Class H Felony, upon conviction may be fined not more than $10,000, or imprisoned not more than 6 years, or both.
Also facing a theft charge is 43 year old Kimberly Kettleson of Rib Lake. Kettleson told investigators that while working at the Cenex Station she stole money by voiding transactions and skimmed cash off the cash register. Her statement indicated she was sorry she took the money and didn’t know what else to do to support her family. The criminal complaint indicates that Medford Cooperative documentation indicates that Kettleson had stolen over $24,000. District Attorney Kristi Tlusty has charged Kimberly Kettleson with Teft-Business Setting over $10,000 which is a Class G Felony, upon conviction may be fined not more than $25,000 or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.
The initial appearance for Gutowski and Kettleson is set for March 20th in Taylor County Court.