**Updated 8 p.m. Feb. 17
A man wanted on a $100,000 warrant for allegedly stealing $20,000 from his former boss and landlord is now in the Racine County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond.
The criminal complaint against Kien Trung Le, 49, of Garden Grove, CA, was originally filed last November, but when Mount Pleasant police couldn’t locate him, a $100,000 warrant for his arrest was issued.
He was in custody Friday, but he required a Vietnamese interpreter so Le’s initial appearance was postponed until Monday. Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch assigned a $10,000 cash bond with the conditions that Le not have any contact with the alleged victim in this case should he be released while he awaits trial.
According to the complaint, Le was living in a home in the 6500 block of Parkway Circle in August 2013 when the homeowner went out of town. Le was also this person’s employee but was unemployed because his former boss sold the business.
Police say Le knew his landlord had a large sum of cash in their bedroom, and he stole the money when the homeowner went out of town.
Investigators checked with the Wisconsin Department of Justice to see if Le was making any large deposits, and they discovered at least three transactions in the amounts of $14,445 and $38,697, and $16,750. Le gambled away large sums of money at the Potawatomi casino in Milwaukee, the complaint reads, by buying chips in $100 increments.
Officers say the money Le stole from his former boss was mostly in $100 bills.