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UPDATE: Wis. DOC Fired Agent Accused of Stealing Drugs

UPDATED Thursday, December 27, 2012 --- 6:34 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin prison officials say they fired a probation agent accused of stealing prescription drugs two days before she was formally charged.

Prosecutors filed multiple charges against Kim Hoenisch on Dec. 21, including felony drug possession and misconduct in office. According to a criminal complaint, Hoenisch worked in a Department of Corrections field office in Wausau and stole Vicodin from probationers while they were taking urine tests. The complaint also said she stole Vicodin from one of the probationer's houses and her cousin's house.

DOC officials issued a statement Thursday saying they terminated Hoenisch on Dec. 19 for what they called failure to exercise good judgment. Agency Secretary Ed Wall said when department officials learned of Hoenisch's alleged conduct they immediately asked the state Justice Department to investigate.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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Posted Friday, December 21, 2012 --- 4:14 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Prosecutors have charged a former Department of Corrections probation agent with stealing prescription drugs.

The state Justice Department filed multiple charges against 41-year-old Kim Hoenisch on Friday, including felony drug possession and misconduct in office.

According to a criminal complaint, Hoenisch worked in the DOC's Wausau field office. DOJ agents wrote in the complaint that Hoenisch told them she stole Vicodin from probationers while they were taking urine tests during office visits this summer.

The agents wrote that she also told them she stole Vicodin from one of the probationer's homes in June, stole Vicodin from her cousin's house in October and stole oxycodone from a woman's house in March 2011.

Hoenisch's attorney, listed in online court records as Harry Hertel, didn't immediately return a message.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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