LAKE GENEVA, Wis. — Two former Lake Geneva Street Department employees have been charged in Walworth County Circuit Court with theft and misconduct in public office.

Ronald Carstensen is accused by the state of giving away more than $25,000 of city salt and sand to private companies between 2009 and 2013 while employed as the superintendent of the Lake Geneva Street Department, according to a criminal complaint.

The city contracts with Walworth County for road salt, but county policy prohibits municipalities from selling salt to private entities, Walworth County Business Services Director Peggy Watson told authorities in January.