A 32-year-old Waukesha woman and a 30-year-old Milwaukee man face up to 40 years in prison after allegedly scamming a credit union for over $300,000. Police say the money was used to buy drugs.
Anna Chaberek and Anthony Tourtillott were each charged Tuesday, Dec. 6 with four counts of theft in a business setting over $10,000. Each count is a Class G felony and carries up to 10 years in prison.
In March of this year, city of Brookfield police were dispatched to Enterprise Credit Union in Brookfield after a state audit noticed discrepancies in accounts managed by Chaberek.
According to a criminal complaint, the two suspects were involved in a scheme that saw Chaberek having Tourtillott cash two checks of $980 at a time beginning in May of 2015.
Tourtillott told police that Chaberek would give him the checks and have him cash them every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tourtillott said that Chaberek told him that the money was from her savings account. He went on to explain that he would deposit the checks and then call or text his fiancée, at which time she would lift the hold on the check at Enterprise Credit Union at which time he would make the withdrawal in cash.
According to the complaint, Tourtillott would use the money to purchase 75 to 80 Percocet pills every Monday, Wednesday and Friday that would be split between the couple.
Police later made additional findings at Focus Credit Union in Wauwatosa, where Tourtillott worked as a teller. A Focus Credit Union official explained to officers that each teller has a specific number. Analysis showed that Tourtillott’s assigned number had indeed made check deposits and subsequent cash withdrawals that match with Chaberek’s alleged actions.
Chaberek and Tourtillott are scheduled to make their initial appearance in Waukesha County Circuit Court Dec. 19.