Marinette police officer charged with writing checks to himself out of police account
MARINETTE - A former Marinette police officer has been charged with fraud for allegedly writing himself checks from the Marinette Police Explorers bank account.
According to the criminal complaint, Ryan Ilse wrote himself two checks from the account. One was for $180, which he cashed at Curry's Food, and the other was for $300, which he cashed at Brown's Corner.
When Ilse cashed the checks, he reportedly told the clerks at the stores that the checks were for overtime he had worked for the police department. He later admitted that he used all the money for gambling.
Ilse has been charged with two counts of Theft by Fraud. Each count is punishable by up to nine months in prison or a $10,000 fine.