Tamara L. Moe, 33, Scandinavia, was charged with burglary and theft.
On Sept. 6, 2011, Detective Sgt. John Mocadlo with the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department spoke with a woman who lives on Nottleson Road in Scandinavia. The woman reported that cash had been stolen from her home and her car some time during the week of the 2011 county fair, Aug. 22-26.
An estimated $3,200 in cash and coins had been in envelopes and bank bags and were now missing. A stainless steel sauce pan and a portable DVD player had also been stolen.
The woman told Macadlo that she suspected Moe because the woman had caught Moe walking around in her backyard on the afternoon of Aug. 23. When the woman asked Moe, who lived across the street from her, what she was doing, Moe responded that she was looking for her lost dog.
On Sept. 8, 2011, Mocadlo questioned Moe about the theft. Moe denied being in the woman’s home and denied taking the money, according to the criminal complaint.
On March 8, Mocadlo received a report from the Wisconsin Crime Lab that identified Moe’s fingerprints on two envelopes from which money had been stolen.
On March 13, Mocadlo questioned Moe about the burglary again. She continued denying that she had been inside the victim’s home. Later, however, Moe said she could not remember being inside the home, but she had been addicted to gambling and under the influence of prescription drugs and alcohol at the time of the incident, the complaint says.
on Sept. 19, 2011, Moe was charged with theft, mail fraud and fraudulent use of a credit card. Another neighbor accused Moe of taking a credit card application from his mailbox and using his name, Social Security number and other personal information to obtain a credit card and run up more than $7,400 in charges on it. More than $5,000 in cash withdrawals were allegedly made on the card, most of which were from ATMs at casinos.
Moe has also been charged with issuing worthless checks in Waupaca County and in Winnebago County.