09 Sep

Woman charged in alleged olive pit scam

Authorities say a Waukesha, Wis., woman allegedly stole more than $25,000 from her employer by falsely claiming olive pits had cracked people’s teeth.

Ellen J. Schroeckenthaler, 52, who worked for the Seville olive importing company in Waukesha, allegedly filed the false claims in other people’s names, then filled out company checks and had acquaintances cash them for her, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Monday.

A complaint filed Friday in Waukesha County Circuit Court alleges Schroeckenthaler in all issued six checks involving false claims of broken or cracked teeth, the Journal Sentinel reported.

Schroeckenthaler, who is accused of stealing the money between January 2002 and April of this year, allegedly confessed to the scheme, saying she wanted to help her son with his college expenses and her unemployed brother-in-law.

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