Jefferson County Sheriff's sergeant charged with embezzlement

CREATED Dec 13, 2012

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Prosecutors have accused a former Jefferson County drug detective with stealing thousands of dollars by filing fraudulent expense reports.
Timothy Madson faces one count of theft and one count of misconduct in office. He could face up to 13 1/2 years in prison if he's convicted.
According to the state Justice Department, Madson supervised the Jefferson County Drug Task Force from 2003 until late 2011. According to a criminal complaint, he claimed more than $10,000 in questionable expenses from a fund set up to cover controlled drug buys and other incidental task force expenses. Other members of the task force said Madson didn't do any work that would have required reimbursement because he was the supervisor.
Madson's attorney, Michael Witt, didn't immediately return a telephone message early Thursday evening.