Village of Oostburg treasurer charged with felony theft

OOSTBURG -- The Sheboygan County District Attorney charged Kim Simmelink, the Treasurer of the Village of Oostburg, with nine counts of felony theft on Thursday, April 12th.

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.

If convicted of the crimes, Simmelink faces up to 15 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

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