Keshena teacher indicted for theft from school

Posted at 3:16 PM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 19:39:41-04

Leona M. Dixon, 32 of Keshena, has been charged with one count of theft of property. According to the indictment, Dixon intentionally stole 23 iPad tablets and three laptops from Menominee Indian High School. These items were valued at about $8,600.

If convicted, Dixon faces a sentence of up to five years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and up to three years of supervised release.

United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin Gregory J. Haanstad announced that on March 15 a federal grand jury returned a single-count indictment against Dixon. The case was investigated by the Menominee Tribal Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

An indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.