Posted Friday, October 19, 2012 --- 11:55 a.m.
From the UW-Madison Police Department:
Madison, Wisconsin –On October 15th, 2012 William Lynch of Lyndon Station, pled guilty to identity theft, burglary, and forgery stemming from several cases investigated by University Police detectives throughout the past year.
Lynch was arrested on April 13th, 2012 for a probation violation.
Lynch had previously been identified by detectives as a person of interest in three different Burglaries on the UW–Madison Campus during March and April of 2012. Detectives interviewed Lynch and he confessed to his involvement in these three cases.
As a result of the UW–Madison investigation, it was discovered that Lynch had possibly been involved in a similar case on the UW–Eau Claire Campus and also the City of Brookfield.
Det. Grimyser from the UW–Madison PD worked with Det. Roehmhild from the UW–Eau Claire PD and was able to obtain video of a subject using the credit card stolen in the UW-Eau Claire case.
According to a complaint filed in Eau Claire County Circuit Court, Lynch confessed to detectives that he was the individual who had used the credit card, but did not remember using it. The case against Lynch in Eau Claire County is still open. He currently faces charges of Identity Theft and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card.
Lynch has also been charged with two counts of Identity Theft for cases from the City of Brookfield Police Department in Waukesha Count Circuit Court.
Lynch is currently incarcerated in the Dane County Jail and is awaiting sentencing for the UW–Madison cases.
Collaboration between Law Enforcement agencies is often key to solving these types of cases and was very important in connecting Lynch to the cases being tried in Eau Claire County and Waukesha County.