Waupun Man Convicted Of Burglarizing Food Pantry

12/19/17 – A Waupun man has been convicted of stealing from a non-profit. Michael Fiedler entered a no contest plea Monday to one felony count of Burglary of a Building or Dwelling. 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 told officers that he had been given a key and would take food from time to time because his family needed it. The 43-year-old then 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. Fiedler faces 12-and-a-half years in prison. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered and a sentencing hearing will be scheduled on Wednesday.