Couple in court on theft charges

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Two people charged with felony theft from the Wagon Wheel Homeowners' Association in Stagecoach appeared in court Tuesday.

Cynthia Daley, 54, and Tommy Riebschlager, 51, both of Oak Creek, are charged with two counts of felony theft, a Class 4 felony, Routt County Sheriff's Office Detective Rachelle Redmond said. On Tuesday, the case against them was bound over to District Court.

Daley was a former property manager for the Wagon Wheel Homeowners' Association, and Riebschlager was a former president of the association.

During their employment, Daley and Riebschlager were in charge of keeping records of expenditures and purchases, and after several new board members began examining past records, they became concerned with the legitimacy of the figures being presented.

After board members suspected misappropriation of funds, they decided to notify the Routt County Sheriff's Office.

Undersheriff Dan Taylor said the alleged theft occurred between Jan 1, 2001, and Oct. 4, 2004, and that Redmond, who is investigating the case, has been working more than a year on the case.

Attorney Charles Feldmann of Steamboat Springs is representing Daley and Riebschlager. The defendants are married, he said.

Feldmann was unsure of the amount of money the couple allegedly stole but said it was about $5,000. Feldmann also said the allegations include theft of property as well as the alleged theft of money.

Judge James Garrecht issued a restraining order prohibiting Daley and Riebschlager from contacting any of the people involved in the case.

Daley and Riebschlager will appear at 11 a.m. Sept. 6 in District Court.

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