Fraud Investigator Theft Trial Date 26 Nov 13

A trial date has been set for a Watonwan County fraud investigator charged with felony theft. 54-year-old Jeffrey Matthews of New Ulm made an appearance in court Monday. He is accused of claiming over $1,600 in wages for time he was allegedly not working. Investigators say he was in fact at home or just driving around, which was discovered after a  GPS device was installed on Matthews’ car to track him. He was charged with theft and misconduct, but his defense says it was “just a misunderstanding.” A pre-trial hearing for Matthews has now been set for March 3rd, with his trial scheduled to get underway on March 13th.