Sean D. Gabrielson, 28, and Karyn M. Gabrielson, 24, both of Waupaca, are charged with two counts each of burglary and two counts each of theft. Sean Gabrielson faces an additional theft charge.
On Nov. 22, the regional loss prevention auditor with O’Reilly Auto Parts told Waupaca Police Officer Wesley Zube that an employee had admitted to filing fraudulent product returns and pocketing the store’s money.
The employee, Sean Gabrielson, took random item numbers, entered them into a computer as cash returns on random business accounts, according to the criminal complaint. The company noticed the products had not been returned to inventory. Gabrielson allegedly stole $1,026 between Nov. 1 and Nov. 22.
On Dec. 21, Karyn Gabrielson’s father told Waupaca Police Officer Paul Benzschawel that she and her husband, Sean Gabrielson, stole a 10-inch miter saw, a weedeater and a Ford 150 motor intake from his barn.
The father said he kicked the Gabrielsons out of his house a few months earlier for stealing, and they were living with Sean’s sister in Royalton. He noted that Gabrielson had previously pawned stolen items in Grand Chute.
Benzschawel contacted a pawn shop in Grand Chute and confirmed Sean Gabrielson had pawned a 10-inch miter saw there on Dec. 15.
The officer subsequently showed the father a list of all the items the Gabrielsons had pawned in Grand Chute. He noticed one of his shotguns was on the list, then discovered it was missing from his gun cabinet.
When Benzschawel showed the list of pawned items to the sister, she realized it included several of her belongings, including two guns.