Fond du lac Wis Sept 30 2011 A former Ripon College security guard is accused of letting people into buildings on campus so they could steal electronics.
Tyler B. Briese, 22, of Ripon, was charged Tuesday with possession of THC, theft, and party to the crimes of theft and burglary.
He is free on a $1,000 signature bond.
On April 1, 2010, a student reported to police that a laptop valued at $1,000 with an attached flash drive was stolen from Smith Hall, according to the criminal complaint.
A Ripon College employee on April 26, 2010, reported a 55-inch high-definition television valued at $3,500 was stolen from the Kemper Building
On May 10, Ric Damm, director of publications and institutional image at Ripon College, said a camera valued at $900 was taken from his file cabinet in Smith Hall.
The men Briese allegedly allowed into the buildings told investigators the 22-year-old was the mastermind behind the scheme, according to the criminal complaint.
An arrest warrant was issued Sept. 21 for Curtis A. Johnson, 28, of Ripon, in connection to the thefts.
Another man has yet to be charged for his alleged involvement.
Johnson told police Briese wanted him to look for money inside of a building and a key that would open a safe in a basement, according to the criminal complaint.
Briese allegedly admitted to giving a television to a man — who has yet to be charged — in exchange for heroin.
Briese also took a lockbox containing $200, according to the complaint.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 21.