Court for alleged 'obit burglar' in Sheboygan


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Court for alleged 'obit burglar' in Sheboygan

By the WTMJ News Team. CREATED Apr 10, 2012

SHEBOYGAN - A man from Sheboygan County was scheduled to find out if he would be headed to trial after being charged with multiple counts of burglary.

Dennis Petrie faces accusations of combing through obituaries to find when grieving families would be at funerals.

He then allegedly burglarized those homes.

Investigators discovered truckloads of possible stolen merchandise at his home.

In all, Petrie faces 21 charges.  He could face up to 143 years and six months behind bars if he is convicted on all counts.