A Birnamwood man is due in Waupaca County Court in May following a felony charge of theft by false representation. 49 year old Brian K. Zuber is alleged to have fraudulently taken 77-hundred dollars in unemployment benefits from the state Department of Workplace Development from December 2018 through May 2019. The criminal complaint alleges Zuber falsely answered questions on unemployment applications. The complaint also says he has a previous similar conviction from Minnesota in 2015. If convicted on the new charge, Zuber faces up to 6 years in prison.