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Couple charged with 2-month crime spree

Delafield woman says she stole to support drug habit

Waukesha - A Town of Ottawa man and a Town of Delafield woman went on a two-month long crime spree of stealing from cars, using stolen credit cards, and forging checks all to support their heroin habit, according to a criminal complaint.

Benjamin R. Jaskot, 24, of S42 W24190 Hidden Valley Drive, was charged with 20 counts and Emily R. Sattler, 23, of N3 W1535 Twin Oaks Drive, Town of Delafield, was charged with 19 counts in Waukesha County Circuit Court April 25.

The charges against Jaskot include 10 counts of theft, nine counts of credit card fraud and one count of bail jumping. Sattler's charges include two counts of theft, three counts of credit card fraud, seven counts of forgery, five counts of misappropriating identity information and two counts of identity theft.

According to the criminal complaint:

The crime spree began around Feb. 15 and ran through mid-April, when Jaskot and Sattler were arrested at a hotel in the City of Waukesha.

Jaskot allegedly entered five vehicles at the YMCA on Valley Road in the City of Oconomowoc, between Feb. 13 and March 21 and stole numerous items. Jaskot told police he sold an iPod he stole to his drug dealer. Jaskot also admitted to stealing items from vehicles parked at residences in the Town of Waukesha between Feb. 17 and March 26, according to the complaint.

Jaskot told police he sold a laptop and Palm Pilot he stole to his drug dealer.

Jaskot also admitted to using his mother's credit card on five occasions while he stayed at the Extended Stay hotel in Waukesha. Jaskot said he would order pizza on the credit card and then tip the delivery person between $40 and $60. He also used the credit card to book a room at the hotel from April 16-30. Jaskot said he had memorized his mother's credit card number.

Jaskot is also accused of removing a wallet from a purse that was in a car at McDonald's in the City of Delafield on April 16. The credit card was used at the Waukesha Walmart that day to make a $530 purchase.

Sattler admitted to taking credit cards out of a purse at the Oconomowoc YMCA on April 10. The cards were used to purchase an iPad and laptop computer. Jaskot admitted to selling the iPad to a drug dealer and sold the laptop to another store.

Sattler also admitted using stolen credit cards to purchase items such as a ring, which she later pawned, and electronic items. Sattler also admitted to passing stolen checks and passing them at various banks in the City of Delafield and Brookfield. Sattler told police she was a heroin addict, and "most of the thefts were used to obtain heroin," the complaint said.

Officers from Delafield, Oconomowoc and the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department obtained a search warrant for the hotel room Sattler and Jaskot were staying in on April 19 and took the couple into custody.

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