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The Grinch Within: Stolen X-mas Gifts Lead to Charges

An 18-year-old Saukville woman is accused of stealing gifts and other items from her stepfather's home.

An 18-year-old Saukville woman is accused of stealing $3,000 in goods and Christmas gifts from her stepfather’s home last week.

Chelsea L. Krohn was charged in Ozaukee County Circuit Court on Thursday with one count of theft of more than $2,500. If convicted, she faces up to 1-½ years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Dec. 10, a man living in the 300 block of Maple Lane contacted the Saukville Police Department after he discovered $3,080 in Christmas gifts, electronics, cash, gift cards and clothes were missing from his home. The man suspected his stepdaughter Krohn in the theft, saying his mother-in-law saw her there earlier in the day.

Krohn told police she went to the home with men named "Lil' Bob" and "Lil' D" and she took a shower; when she came out the two men were stealing items while wearing gloves. She said her grandma came to the house and the two men then hid in the garage until Krohn's grandmother left.

She said she didn’t tell her grandmother about the men because she was scared. She said she then went with the men to Milwaukee and she eventually was able to get away.

Krohn said she never contacted police about the two alleged men taking the items, but decided to cooperate when contacted by police investigators.

Krohn was assigned $1,000 bond while awaiting trial.  

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