UPDATE: Former DARE officer pleads guilty to stealing from program

Courtesy: MGN Online

UPDATED Friday, March 18, 2016---3:39 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A former Brown County sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to stealing from a drug abuse prevention program.

Kevin Vanden Huevel spent more than 20 years with Brown County's DARE program. He and a volunteer allegedly handed out fake parking passes for the DARE lot near Lambeau Field and pocketed some of the cash.

WLUK-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1Msbrqe ) that Vanden Heuvel pleaded guilty Friday to one count of theft of more than $10,000 by an employee as party to a crime and one count of misconduct in office. As part of a plea deal, two other counts were dismissed, but the judge may consider them at sentencing.

Prosecutors have agreed to recommend a sentence of two years in prison and four years extended supervision. Sentencing is set for June 17.

Copyright 2016: Associated Press

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UPDATED Tuesday, October 20, 2015---8:14 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A former Brown County sheriff's deputy accused of stealing from a drug abuse prevention fund has pleaded not guilty to theft.

The 54-year-old former deputy from Wrightstown is accused of keeping about $42,000 from the sale of D.A.R.E. parking passes and bilking several people and businesses out of another $32,000.

WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/1hPRLmK ) reports Kevin Vanden Heuvel is scheduled to stand trial Jan. 13 on theft and misconduct in office charges. Arraignment is scheduled Nov. 16.

Copyright 2015: Associated Press

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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 -- 7:20 p.m.

Former DARE officer Kevin Vanden Heuvel, of Wrightstown, was charged Thursday with four felonies, including two counts of theft by an employee and two counts of misconduct in office.

He spent more than 20 years with Brown County's DARE program. Former volunteer Early Fuller, of Green Bay, is charged with being a party to theft and obstructing an officer.

WLUK-TV reports Vanden Heuvel and Fuller allegedly stole money meant for the program by handing out fake parking passes for the DARE lot near Lambeau Field.

Online court records don't list attorneys for either defendant who could comment on their behalf.

DARE stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education.

Copyright: The Associated Press 2015