UPDATE: Former treasurer of Stoughton wrestling booster club faces additional felony charges

UPDATED Friday, September 25, 2015---3:30 p.m.

STOUGHTON, Wis.---A former treasurer of the Stoughton Wrestling Booster Club faces three additional felony charges resulting from the alleged welfare fraud according to a release from the Stoughton Police Department.

Police say say Dane County Human Services investigators conducted their own investigation along with the Stoughton Police Department to examine benefits given to Deanna R. Braaten, 49, of rural Stoughton over a multi-year period.

Officials say an extensive examination of records revealed that Braaten received medical assistance and food stamp funds during the same time period she allegedly embezzled funds from the Stoughton Wrestling Club and from an elderly victim in Stoughton

They say the income received from the Wrestling Club and the elderly victim was not reported to Dane County Human Services, resulting in felony overpayment of benefits.

Officials say they estimate the loss to Badgercare at over $22,000 and the loss to food stamps was over $7,000.

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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2015 --- 12:18 p.m.

STOUGHTON, Wis.-- A treasurer of the Stoughton Wrestling Booster Club was arrested for allegedly draining the club's financial accounts and taking more than $270,000 from a vulnerable adult living in Stoughton, according to a release from the Stoughton Police Department.

Police said Deana R. Braaten, 49, of rural Stoughton, embezzled more than $86,000 from the booster club during her tenure as treasurer from 2009 to 2015.

During the two-month long investigation, detectives also found evidence that Braaten took more than $270,000 from a vulnerable adult living in Stoughton over the same time period, according to the release.

Police said Braaten used those funds to cover her and her family's purchases and debts.

Braaten has been charged with multiple counts of theft from a vulnerable adult and embezzlement.