Colin Reisner Sentencing Postponed

Colin Reisner Sentencing Postponed

The sentencing of a Yankton man charged with embezzling thousands of dollars from the local VFW Post has been delayed.

34-year-old Colin Reisner was scheduled to be sentenced on one count of grand theft Friday morning. However, that sentencing has been delayed per the request of Reisner’s legal counsel.

The new sentencing for Reisner will be Monday, November 8th at 9:00 AM.

Reisner plead guilty to the grand theft charge as part of a plea deal in September, admitting to the court that he stole 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 the money from the 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 approved the continuance request on Wednesday.