Dixon Public Works Official Under Investigation

DIXON (WIFR) – Another Dixon city official is under investigation for ripping off taxpayers.

Public Works Director and City Engineer Shawn Ortigiesen is accused of using his city issued credit card to pay for $13,000 in non-work related expenses. Mayor Jim Burke says he’s admitted to using the card to pay for hotels and meals. They found out about the expenses through the Rita Crundwell investigation. Burke says Ortigiesen has repaid $5,000 and is now on administrative leave.

Burke says the case is being handed over to the Lee County State’s Attorney.

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