Waupun Man Imprisoned For Food Pantry Burglary

(Waupun) A Waupun man was sentenced Monday to a year-and-a-half in prison for stealing from a non-profit. Michael Fiedler entered a no contest plea in December 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. His prison time will be served concurrently to any sentence previously imposed. Fielder was also placed on extended supervision for three years once released and ordered to perform 280 hours of community service.