City of Onalaska employee believed to have embezzled over $70,000

A City of Onalaska employee has resigned after allegedly embezzling over $70,000 from the city.

Kari Neumann the former Municipal Records Specialist is believed to have embezzled $71,624 from the city from 2012 through April of this year.

In April of this year, the City of Onalaska contracted with the City of La Crosse Police Department to conduct an internal investigation related to a suspected internal fraud.

Neumann was forthcoming during the investigation and resigned her position as Municipal Records Specialist effective immediately.

The City of Onalaska began an internal audit of parking tickets and other citations in which Neumann handled.

The City of Onalaska is seeking recovery of their losses from their insurance company.

The matter is still being investigated at this time.