RHINELANDER - The former Rhinelander High School teacher convicted of having and making THC and stealing from the school district faces another charge for stealing.
Joshua Juergens is charged with a felony for stealing from Ministry St. Mary's in Rhinelander.
According to the criminal complaint, Juergens went to urgent care because his back hurt. Juergen's girlfriend said that he was given painkillers at the hospital. She was in the exam room for part of the exam. Juergens was walking around touching the medical equipment. She told him to stop. After that Juergens told her he had questions for the nurse and told her to leave.
His girlfriend drove him home about a half hour later. When they both got home she said she saw the patient monitor and thermometer in a St. Mary's bag. That's when she brought the equipment back.
According to the complaint, when police asked Juergens about the equipment he said he wasn't thinking clearly because of the medicine. He also said he didn't know what he was going to do with the equipment.
Juergens is out on a signature bond. He'll be back in court August 7th.
|Story By: Newswatch 12 Team