Portage County Intern Accused of Stealing Gas
A Portage County Highway Department intern has been accused of stealing 117 gallons of gas.
Authorities say 19 year-old David Kalenga-Kasongo of Madison worked for the highway department over the summer, driving up from Madison four days a week. The man became a suspect when a witness saw him walking out of the woods behind the department carrying two full gas cans, which he had placed in his vehicle.
Kalenga-Kasongo was taken into custody after law enforcement observed him making several trips to the department
Kalenga-Kasongo is free on a $200 signature bond after being charged with charges of misconduct in office, unauthorized use of a personal document and misdemeanor theft.
He will make an initial appearance in Portage County Court on November 25.