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Kallembach seeks dismissal of charges
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A Platteville man who has been facing felony theft and forgery charges in three counties is going through the second set of those charges.

Larry D. Kallembach, 57, faces Walworth County charges of theft by false representation of more than $10,000.
Kallembach also faces Dane County charges of forgery — uttering and felony bail jumping, as well as Grant County charges of resisting or obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor, and three counts of misdemeanor bail jumping.

Kallembach filed a motion to have the Walworth County charges dismissed. A hearing on that motion is scheduled for Nov. 26 at 9:30 a.m.

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, paying for the tractors with a $39,250 check. The tractors were delivered to Kallembach Nov. 1, according to the criminal complaint.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

The resisting charge was filed when a Grant County sheriff’s deputy tried to serve a warrant on Kallembach.
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The maximum sentence for the forgery and felony bail jumping charges is six years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The maximum sentence for each felony theft charge is 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.