Green Bay woman charged with stealing checks from Cerebral Palsy, Inc.

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A Green Bay woman has been charged with forgery and fraud counts after being accused of stealing checks from Cerebral Palsy, Inc.

Julie Ger Yang, 37, is charged with five felonies and one misdemeanor count in Brown County.

On Aug. 3, a Brown County deputy was called to CP, Inc. at 2801 S. Webster Avenue in Allouez for a fraud report.

CP staff said four checks had been wrongfully endorsed and deposited into a bank account. The checks totaled $937.03, according to a criminal complaint obtained by Action 2 News. Investigators discovered that all four checks had a similar signature endorsement.

CP staff learned the intended recipients of those checks had not received them in the mail.

The complaint states that a CP accountant puts the checks in the mail, which is picked up in the morning. The mail is placed behind a desk and not secured.

Investigators tied the bank account in which the checks were deposited to Julie G. Yang. They learned that she worked for a cleaning service used by CP.

Investigators met with Yang on Sept. 10. She told investigators that the checks gave her an opportunity to pay some bills.

"Yang admitted that she made a stupid decision," reads the criminal complaint.

Yang was released on a signature bond. Her next court appearance is Sept. 25.