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Senior Center director arrested for theft
Superior Wisconsin 1410 Tower Ave. 54880

The Director of the Superior/Douglas County Senior Citizen’s Center was arrested for theft-embezzlement of the center’s funds, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the Superior Police Department.

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On Feb. 10, the Superior Police Department took a report of a theft from the Senior Center. A board member notified police the director admitted to taking unauthorized money over an unknown period.

The exact amount of the thefts is not known at this time but it is believed to be in excess of $10,000, according to the release issued by Deputy Chief Nicholas Alexander.

The director is Matthew Isaiah Brown, 30, of Superior. He has served as the Senior Center director for about 6 years.

Brown was present when the officer responded and has been cooperating with the investigation, Alexander stated.

Brown was initially arrested for theft, which carries a penalty up to 10 years in prison and fine up to $25,000. He was booked at the Douglas County Jail and released to appear in court March 12.

The Senior Center, 1527 Tower Ave., is a charitable organization specializing in senior and social services. The Senior Center is located at 1527 Tower Avenue. The city of Superior makes an annual donation to this organization.

This matter remains under investigation to determine the extent of the theft, Alexander said.

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