Former Village of Oostburg treasurer guilty of embezzlement

VILLAGE OF OOSTBURG (WITI) -- Former Village of Oostburg Treasurer Kim Simmelink has been found guilty of embezzling $1 million from the village.

55-year-old Simmelink was found guilty of 26 counts of embezzlement.

Simmelink had a company named "Micro Cad." According to the criminal complaint, Simmelink admitted to depositing money from the Village of Oostburg to an account for "Micro Cad" that was in his name. The money transferred to that account totaled more than $589,000.

In the complaint, Simmelink stated that at the time of the alleged crimes, he was suffering from an eating addiction, as well as a shopping addiction.

Simmelink was convicted back in 2009 of embezzling tens of thousands from the village.

Simmelink will be sentenced in August.