A former Appleton guardian accused of stealing from elderly and disabled clients is expected to post bail after reaching a bond agreement with Outagamie County prosecutors.
Judge Mark McGinnis today reduced Jeffrey M. Schend’s bond following the agreement, which required Schend to waive his right to a preliminary hearing. McGinnis reduced the $100,000 cash bond to a $10,000 cash bond and a $40,000 property bond based on equity in the home owned by Schend’s mother.
Had the preliminary hearing moved forward, prosecutors would have called witnesses to try to show sufficient evidence that Schend had committed a felony.
Because Schend waived the preliminary hearing, McGinnis allowed the case to move forward without evidence of probable cause. In the next stage of the case, Schend will enter pleas to six felony counts of theft and one misdemeanor theft count. He’ll return to court for an arraignment hearing Aug. 1.
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