A 19-year-old woman is accused of breaking into her father’s house to steal money.
Kailey J. Kuhnke, New London, is charged with burglary, theft and criminal damage to property.
On March 26, New London Police Officer Ryan Denu met with Kuhnke’s father, who said he suspected her of breaking into his house and stealing money from his bedroom.
When he came home, he discovered a broken window screen lying on the floor behind the sofa. Cash that had been hidden in his bedroom was missing.
The father said he recently kicked Kuhnke out of the house because he believed she was using drugs again, according to the criminal complaint.
While Denu was still at the house, Kuhnke called her father. He gave the phone to the officer, who described Kuhnke’s speech as extremely slurred and hard to understand. The officer reported that Kuhnke said she was in Hortonville and denied breaking into the house.
Denu spoke to several of Kuhnke’s friends who came to the house. One of them reportedly said Kuhnke had been at her apartment earlier that day and asked for a ride to her father’s house. She did not know Kuhnke had been told to move out.
Another friend said she had been with Kuhnke at the time of the alleged break-in. She said they were given a ride to the house. While she waited outside the front door, Kuhnke walked around to the back of the house, then opened the door, the complaint says.
Kunke was convicted of felony theft and felony bail jumping on Jan. 8, 2014, in Waupaca County. She was convicted of two counts of retail theft and one count of possession of marijuana on May 5, 2014, in Outagamie County.