JUNEAU | A 30-year-old Horicon man was found guilty Monday of theft after taking more than $1,500 from developmentally disabled residents at Community Living Arrangements, 1177 Dayton St., Mayville.

Joshua A. Williams pleaded guilty to three counts of theft. Dodge County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Sciascia found Williams guilty of the charges. His sentence was withheld, and he was placed on probation for two years. He must serve 30 days in jail and shall not go on the premises of Community Living Arrangements. He also may not make any contact with any residents of Community Living Arrangements.

According to the complaint, a Mayville police officer met with the guardian of a Community Living Arrangements resident in March and was told Williams was taking funds without authorization. Mayville police contacted human resources officials for Community Living Arrangements and they told the officer they were aware of the incident who had reported it to the state.

The complaint states that prior to Williams’ arrest, he was placed on administrative suspension. He had been hired in September of 2012 and resigned on Nov. 10, 2013. He admitted to Community Living Arrangements that he took more than $600, but after an audit the amount was increased to $1,550.

Williams was responsible for four residents’ monthly banking statements and was required to keep track of their money. He had the monthly checks signed over to him and he claimed the residents’ money got mixed into his checking account.

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