Yankton Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing From VFW

Yankton Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing From VFW

A Yankton man charged with embezzling thousands of dollars from the local VFW Post has plead guilty to grand theft by embezzlement.

34-year-old Colin Reisner appeared in Yankton County Circuit Court Thursday morning for a change of plea hearing. He plead guilty to one count of grand theft as part of a plea deal.

Reisner admitted in court that he took approximately 283,000 dollars from the VFW Post 791 in Yankton. Reisner had served as the VFW Post’s quartermaster, or treasurer, during the time of the alleged theft of funds.

According to court documents, Reisner took money from Ernest Bowyer VFW Post 791 between August of 2017 and April of 2021.

The maximum penalty on the grand theft charge carries a fifteen-year jail sentence and/or a thirty thousand dollar fine.

Circuit Judge Cheryle Gehring found Reisner guilty and set sentencing for the morning of Friday, October 29th.