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Wisconsin couple accused in 'funeral burglaries' scheme


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Hartford couple faces felony charges in a scheme to burglarize the homes of people away at funerals. Twenty-three-year-old Emily Gabel and 31-year-old Jesse Bullis are each charged with burglary in Milwaukee County.

According to the complaint, Gabel and Bullis provided a car and materials for the burglars. In return, the complaint says, Gabel and Bullis were given stolen items, which they sold on the street or at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1BXgWxx ) reports police searched the defendants' home and found jewelry, electronics and a handwritten "funeral log" listing names, addresses and the times of funerals in the county.

The complaint says Gabel told police that the "funeral burglaries" were committed by up to four other people. Charges have yet to be filed against those people.

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