JUNEAU — A 48-year-old Sun Prairie woman made her initial appearance in Dodge County Circuit Court on Tuesday after being charged with lying under oath.

Tammy M. Ring is charged with a felony count of perjury before a court and could face up to six years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted of the charge.

Dodge County Circuit Court Commissioner Steven Seim released Ring on a $1,000 signature bond.

According to the criminal complaint, Ring made a false statement under oath during a restitution hearing on Nov. 21, 2016. Ring requested $1,500 as restitution claiming that she lost work and eventually lost her job as a bartender after a former neighbor had punched her multiple times. The neighbor had been found guilty of misdemeanor charges and Ring was awarded $1,400.

However, the manager of the restaurant in Fox Lake where Ring had worked said she was terminated for her till coming up short on several occasions.

Ring had submitted paychecks and told authorities that her employer had told her that she couldn’t work with the black eye she had gotten from the assault. The former manager said she stopped scheduling her because of the till shortages.

According to the criminal complaint, investigators from the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office believed that Ring also had used paychecks from busier periods in order to request an amount that was in excess of the wages she would have lost.

A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled on Feb. 15.

Reporter at The Daily Citizen