Testimony continues in Kevin Kavanaugh trial

Testimony continues in Kevin Kavanaugh trial

By WTMJ News Team. CREATED Oct 9, 2012 - UPDATED: Oct 9, 2012

MILWAUKEE- Witnesses testified at the trial of a former appointee of then-Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker on Tuesday.

Kevin Kavanaugh is accused of stealing more than $42,000 from "Operation Freedom."  The event raises money for families of veterans hurt or killed in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Tuesday's testimony centered on donations made to the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Prosecutors say Kavanaugh wrote several checks to get cash.

"Finance officers shouldn't have been writing checks for cash," testified Roy Rogers, an inspector for the veterans group.

Under cross-examination, Rogers admitted he hadn't seen the records from the local chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart where Kavanaugh was CFO.

"I never saw the books."

Under questioning, the inspector testified what he would have done had he actually looked at the Cudahy chapter's records.

"I probably would have taken the checkbook away."

Kavanaugh could face more than 30 years in prison if he's convicted on all five felonies.