A New Ulm man accused of embezzling around $100,000 in funds from 2 Brown County organizations made his initial appearance in court on Tuesday. 59-year-old Robert James Reinhart is accused of taking approximately $92,000 from the Brown County Agricultural Society and nearly $8,000 from the New Ulm Baseball Association while serving as the treasurer of those organizations. Reinhart has reportedly admitted to the crimes, and told police he planned to pay back all the money. He is now facing a total of 16 felony charges, and has been released from jail on his own recognizance. He’s due back in court on August 7th.
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