Nonprofit director charged with defrauding former employer

Connie J. Vacho, 40, of DeForest, and executive director of Sun Prairie-based Shelter from the Storm Ministries, has been charged with defrauding her former employer, according to a Wisconsin State Journal report. Vacho was charged with two felonies and three misdemeanors for misappropriating or stealing money from the Waunakee School District and her former employer,  Minnesota-based Taher Inc. Vecho served as food service director with Taher until June 2022 when the alleged fraud was reported to the police and she was fired. She has been serving as executive director for Shelter from the Storm Ministries, a provider of homeless services since July 2022.