Waupun Man Accused Of Stealing From Food Pantry

10/10/17 – A Waupun man who is accused of stealing from a non-profit made his initial appearance in court yesterday. Michael Fiedler is facing one felony count of Burglary of a Building or Dwelling. According to the criminal complaint, video surveillance caught Fiedler in the Waupun Food Pantry after business hours on the night of August 17. The manager told police that $28 dollars was missing from a donation fund for a resident who had to drive her child to the hospital to receive medical care. She also told investigators that over the last couple years close to $200 dollars had been stolen. When police interviewed Fielder, he allegedly told officers that he had been given a key and would take food from time to time because his family needed it. The 42-year-old then reportedly changed his story, saying he stole the key, unlawfully entered the food pantry four to five times, and admitted to taking the $28 dollars. Fiedler denied taking money in any other instances. If convicted, Fiedler faces 12-and-a-half years in prison. Signature bond was set at $1,000 dollars.