Former Brown County, WI, DARE officer Kevin Vanden Heuvel grew so accustomed to the money he was stealing from the program that he volunteered to keep working for the program after his retirement.
Sheriff John Gossage made that claim Friday at Vanden Heuvel’s sentencing hearing before Brown County Circuit Judge Kendall Kelley.
Kelley ordered that Vanden Heuvel will spend two years in prison and seven on extended supervision for stealing at least $46,222 from the county’s anti-drug program. Vanden Heuvel must also make restitution for the money he stole as director of the DARE program and perform 500 hours of community service.
Gossage, saying he and other officers felt betrayal, anger, and victimization, asked Kelley to impose the maximum penalty of 6.5 years in prison, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.