By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Appearances set today on Dane, Grant county charges
Placeholder Image

A Platteville man convicted of felony theft in Crawford County who has been facing felony theft and forgery charges in three other counties is scheduled to make two court appearances today.

Larry D. Kallembach, 57, is scheduled for a final pretrial conference in Dane County Circuit Court in Madison today at 10 a.m. on a charge of forgery — uttering, and an initial appearance on a felony bail jumping charge.

Kallembach then is scheduled to make his first appearance in Grant County Circuit Court on a felony bail jumping charge today at 1:30 p.m.

Kallembach also faces Grant County charges of resisting or obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor, and three counts of misdemeanor bail jumping.

Kallembach also has an appearance in Walworth County Circuit Court on a felony charge of theft by false representation of more than $10,000 scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 1:15 p.m.

Kallembach was indicted on the Walworth County charge Dec. 3, one week after his motion to dismiss the charge was denied. Kallembach also has a new attorney in Walworth County, public defender Anthony Flitcroft, after his previous attorney, Rebecca Hammock, withdrew from the case, according to court records.

The Walworth County criminal complaint alleges that Kallembach purchased seven tractors — 1949, 1956, 1959 and 1965 John Deeres, a 1944 Oliver, a 1951 International Farmall, and a 1957 Ford tractor — from Mecum Auctions in Walworth at an auction in Davenport, Iowa, in October 2013, paying for the tractors with a $39,250 check.

Kallembach told investigators he purchased the tractors “by using a Federal Reserve Bank check which he writes out of his social security signature bank,” and not from an actual bank, the criminal complaint said. Kallembach told investigators “he kept writing checks from his social security card/account because they never came back as having non-sufficient funds.”

The Federal Reserve is the central bank of the U.S., and is one of three agencies that regulates federally chartered banks. The Federal Reserve lends money to other banks and provides services to financial institutions.

Kallembach is accused of purchasing a Macbook laptop computer from a Madison computer store July 18, 2013 with a $1,916.91 check from “FSB ATL Bank” in Atlanta. The store’s bank returned the check as coming from a nonexistent bank account, according to the criminal complaint.

Kallembach was sentenced to 186 days in jail after he pleaded no contest in Crawford County Circuit Court in Prairie du Chien April 21 on a charge of theft by false representation — special facts.

Kallembach was accused of using a check from the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta to purchase $6,490.89 in items during an auction conducted by a Prairie du Chien auction service Sept. 10, 2013.

The Crawford County criminal complaint included an affidavit from an Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank vice president, that says that “the Federal Reserve Bank does not provide banking services to consumers, business corporations, or individuals,” and that Kallembach “does not hold an account at the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta and he has no authority to issue checks purportedly drawn on any accounts from the Federal Reserve Bank.”

The resisting charge was filed when a Grant County sheriff’s deputy tried to serve a warrant on Kallembach, according to the sheriff’s department.

Bench warrants were issued against Kallembach by Grant County June 10 and June 18, and by Dane County June 9 and July 16, according to court records.