David J. Puffe, 22, New London, has been charged with felony theft.
He is accused of stealing a firearm from his parents.
On Jan. 23, Puffe’s mother called the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office and reported that Puffe had stolen her husband’s shotgun.
She later told Deputy Pat McClone that she discovered the shotgun was missing in late December.
She said Puffe had admitted to taking the gun and pawning it for $150 in Appleton. He allegedly gave her the pawn shop’s receipt for the gun.
On Jan. 31, Deputy Bryan Stelzner retrieved the gun from the pawn shop.
According to the criminal complaint, Puffe told McClone he pawned the gun because he was hurting for money.
Puffe reportedly said he intended to return the gun to his parents but was unable to buy it back due to his arrest record.
In Waupaca County, Puffe was convicted of two counts of misdemeanor theft in August 2013, possession of prescription fraud in October 2012, and misdemeanor battery in December 2012.
In Outagamie County, Puffe faces a felony charge of misappropriation of ID.