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Grafton Man Charged With Stealing Money From Anita's Garden Residents

Suspect was taking the money out of a file cabinet after hours and was caught after the owners set up a camera to find the culprit.

A 29-year-old Grafton man is facing charges after he was caught stealing money from residents at a Port Washington assisted living center while he was working there.

Zachry Zirtzlaff was charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court on Wednesday with one count of burglary and one count of theft of movable property. If convicted, he faces up to 18-½ years in prison and $35,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

Zirtzlaff was working at Anita’s Garden recently and was caught stealing residents’ money from a locked file cabinet in an office at the facility. On Oct. 20, the owners of the facility noticed $443 was missing from the cabinet, so they decided to set up a camera to see who was taking the money. Six days later, Zirtzlaff came back and took more money from the cabinet along with a ledger book which documented the amount of money the residents have.

Zirtzlaff had just been rehired by the facility on Oct. 11 after having worked there in the past.

He’s currently free on a $1,500 signature bond while awaiting trial.

AJ November 05, 2011 at 03:40 AM
Stealing from the elderly.....that is low! Hope they lock him up for a good, long time. Kudos to the owners of Anita's, protecting their residents.
bonnieknaub@sbcglobal.net November 05, 2011 at 01:43 PM
Would like to do a shout out to the Musical "Footloose". Saw it last night at Port Washington High School. The students did a fantastic job. Also good work to the director and the people who did the back drops. you can still see the play tonight and tomorrow afternoon. A good way to spend your night or afternoon supporting our youth. Thank you all for your good work.

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