The Milwaukee Police Department’s Financial Crimes Unit, working with the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, secured felony embezzlement charges against two officials from the Tripoli Shrine Center. 47-year-old Michael P. Geiger of Colgate and 71-year-old Reider L. Hoff of Brookfield each face one charge of Theft/Embezzlement (Value Exceeding $10,000). According to the criminal complaint, Geiger, the Center’s former director, stole more than $200,000 during a two-year period between 2009-2010. The money that was embezzled was supposed to go to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children; instead Geiger used it for personal use. Hoff, the Center’s former treasurer and a Certified Public Accountant, is charged with covering up the theft. Approximately $70,000 in cash and checks were found in the desk Hoff used at the Tripoli Shrine Center. Through withdrawals and unauthorized checks payable to himself, it’s estimated that Hoff stole more than $24,000. If convicted, Geiger and Hoff both face a prison sentence of ten years. To read the entire criminal complaint, click here.