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Former Estes Park Light & Power Superintendent Arrested

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Department: Sheriff
Release Date: Dec 6, 2012

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Larimer County Sheriff's Office
John Schulz, Public Information Officer

Todd Steichen, DOB: 012264, former superintendent at the Town of Estes Park’s Light & Power utility, has been arrested for Embezzlement of Public Property (F5).

It is alleged that Mr. Steichen made arrangements for leftover copper wire to be sold and the money used to pay for a project party as well as bonuses for non-town employees doing work for the utility. This was done without the approval of the Utilities Director and did not follow town policies.

After an administrative review of the allegations, the Town of Estes Park placed Mr. Steichen on paid leave on November 1st and he resigned his position November 5th. 
 
Mr. Steichen was booked into the Loveland Police Department and subsequently released on a $10,000 bond.
 
The charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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