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“Obituary burglar” pleads no contest to four counts

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Dennis Petrie

Dennis Petrie

SHEBOYGAN CO. — The man known as the obituary burglar pleaded no contest on Wednesday, November 28th to four counts against him. Dennis Petrie faced many more than that — 52 in all.

Petrie is accused of using death notices to target burglary victims. 

Petrie had amassed such a large amount of stolen goods that it took five van loads, two pickup trucks and two U-Haul trucks to haul it all away.

Petrie will appear in court on Friday, January 18th for his sentencing.

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