Friday, October 25, 2013

10-26-13 sheboygan county obit burglar pleads not guilty to shoplifting charges in fdl

A Sheboygan Falls man accused of using obituary notices to commit burglaries in Sheboygan County has been bound over for trial on charges of shoplifting from Mills Fleet Farm in Fond du lac.  Sixty three year old Dennis Petrie was  in Fond du Lac County Circuit  court Friday for his preliminary hearing and pleaded Not guilty to charges  of  bail jumping and retail theft.  According to a criminal complaint Petrie tried to shoplift two  LED flashlight bulbs by removing them from a package and
placing them in his mouth before leaving the store.  In Sheboygan County Petrie faces more than 30 charges including theft and burglary.  He is accused of using obituary notices and estate sale listings to burglarize homes of people who had recently died and  burglarizing homes of former co-workers and people on vacation.

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