Ashippun man may be involved in more missing money
Jim Schlieve, whose church authorities said he took around $200,000 from Zion Lutheran Church, may now be involved in between $5,000 and $10,000 missing from the Ashippun Lions Club. Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls said the department has met with the Lions and launched an investigation.
Lions Club member Jim Franke contacted the Focus after reading about the missing church funds. He said the Lions Club is also a victim and wants people to know about it. Franke said Schlieve recently wrote a letter to the club resigning and saying he plans to pay back the money from his 401(k).
No charges have been issued against Schlieve.
Schlieve declined to comment. His lawyer, Bill Gergen of Gergen Gergen & Pretto of Beaver Dam, said Schlieve is fully cooperating with police and will fully cooperate with the district attorney.
“Jim’s primary goal is to make full restitution to both parties,” Gergen said.
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