Former City of Cornell employees charged in stolen property investigation

Courtesy: Chippewa County Sheriff's Department
By  | 

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- Two former City of Cornell employees are facing charges after an investigation into stolen property.

According to court documents 35-year-old Brandon Larson of Holcombe and 56-year-old John Westaby of Cornell were charged Monday in Chippewa County.

Cornell's city administrator spoke with the sheriff's department September 26, saying city-owned property may have been stolen by two city employees.

Deputies started investigating, they interviewed Westaby, and say he admitted to stealing the property.

Property owned by the city was also recovered.

In October, Cornell's city administrator said both Westaby and Larson were fired.

Westaby worked for the city since the 1990s and was Larson's supervisor.

The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus