Area man accused of stealing laptop from hospital

An area man is accused of stealing a laptop from an Eau Claire hospital.

40-year old Cory Mlejnek or Barronett has been charged with a misdemeanor count of theft, and makes his initial court appearance next month. According to the criminal complaint, an officer responded to Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire on May 25th to a report of a computer taken from a meditation room at the hospital. Surveillance video showed 2 women and a man enter the room and leave with the laptop, which was worth $1,000. One of the doctors at the hospital was able to identify the man as Mlejnek, who was a patient. Mlejnek is being prosecuted as a repeat offender. He was convicted of a felony county of failure to pay child support in October in Barron County.

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