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Tripoli Shrine Center

MILWAUKEE — Criminal charges filed against Reider Hoff of Brookfield were dismissed on Wednesday, December 30th. Hoff was accused, along with Michael Geiger of Colgate, of embezzling thousands of dollars from the Shriners temple.

In court Wednesday, the case against Hoff was dismissed. Geiger still faces one charge of theft/embezzlement (value exceeding $10,000).

Michael Geiger

Michael Geiger

According to the criminal complaint, Geiger, the center’s former director, “conducted numerous unauthorized bank transactions for his personal gain.” The complaint indicates he stole more than $200,000 during a two-year period between 2009-2010. The money that was embezzled was intended to go to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

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