The Woodville BP. Photo by Paul J. Seeling
The Woodville BP. Photo by Paul J. Seeling

WOODVILLE, WI – A criminal complaint was filed on October 22, 2018 against Cindy Marie Meyers of Woodville, Wisconsin by the State of Wisconsin and the St. Croix County District Attorney for two counts of Felony G, Theft-Business over $10,000. It is alleged that Ms. Meyers embezzled tens of thousands of dollars from previous owners Steve and Chery Baker and current owners James and Jennifer Krueger.

Meyers was the former manager at the Woodville BP gas and convenience store just off the I-94 exit 24 on County Road B in Woodville. She had been a long-time employee there for about four years.

It has been reported that the felony complaints against Cindy M. Meyers allege that she stole about $37,600 from the BP gas station while she was employed there from 2014 to February 2018. The 40-year-old Woodville woman's first court appearance is set for November 15, 2018, at 1 p.m. before St. Croix County Judge Scott Needham.

The Krueger family purchased the Woodville BP and Woodville Motel from the Bakers in March of 2017. The Krueger’s retained Meyers who had been the manager of the BP for the Bakers for quite some time.

The reports have also stated that in an effort to learn the stations operations by shadowing Meyers, Jennifer Krueger soon found “very unusual entries" in the QuickBooks accounting system for the store, the complaint states.

A review of accounting records revealed more than $15,000 had been stolen from the store since the Krueger’s purchased it.

According to those reports the Woodville police interviewed Meyers about the allegations, which she admitted to. "I did it and I shouldn't have," she said in an interview with police and the Krueger’s, during which she apologized to the owners.

Subsequent investigation by the St. Croix Sheriff's Office revealed an additional $22,537 was taken by Meyers from the store while the Bakers owned it. Meyers told a sheriff's investigator that "whatever the accountant found is probably right," according to the complaint.

Communicating by email, the Bakers expressed their extreme disappointment at the situation.

Woodville Chief of Police Lori Hetfeld said on Tuesday, November 6, “She was not arrested; I referred it for charges to the DA office.  I have no other information, as she has not even made an initial appearance yet.  We are at the very early stages of the Court process.”

As stated, the initial hearing is set for next Thursday, November 15 at 1 p.m. in the St. Croix County Courthouse in Hudson, Wisconsin, Courtroom 2, St. Croix County Case Number 2018CF000658.