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Man allegedly dresses as construction worker, steals $2,500 in Eau Claire

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Eau Claire (WQOW) – An Illinois man is accused of dressing as a construction worker and stealing wallets from workers on site. The latest victim was in Eau Claire.

Donald Roche was charged in Eau Claire on Wednesday. He is accused of dressing as a worker and stealing a wallet from someone at the HSHS Sacred Heart construction site in August.

The victim’s bank records showed more than $2,500 was taken. Surveillance video shows Roche made the purchases.

Court records show he used the same ploy to allegedly steal from construction workers at UW-Eau Claire.

In Dane County and Sheboygan County, there are multiple active warrants for his arrest.