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Former Kohler employee gets 90 days in theft case

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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2014 --- 5:42 p.m.

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) -- A former Kohler Co. employee accused of using company credit cards to start an escort service has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Sheboygan Press Media reports (http://shebpr.es/1mdY3Z6 ) Kirk Riddle was accused of charging $117,500 to launch an escort service using Las Vegas call girls.

The 47-year-old Sheboygan man was also accused of stealing a generator and two toilets from the company valued at $17,000 and installed the items at his Sheboygan home.

Sheboygan County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Van Akkeren also sentenced him Friday to three years probation. Riddle pleaded no contest to two counts of felony theft as part of a plea deal. Nine other criminal charges were dismissed.

During the hearing, Riddle apologized for his actions and said he held himself "fully accountable.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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