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CALEDONIA — A Caledonia man who was a part-time employee at Brossman’s Meat Market has been charged with stealing more than $5,000 in cash and food from the business in about a one-month period.

Daniel L. Arndt, 45, of the 2200 block of Crown Point Drive, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Wednesday with theft in a business setting of $5,000 to $10,000.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Tuesday the owner of Brossman’s, 6900 Highway 31, Caledonia, told an officer he had been reviewing records and noticed that customers had picked up their meat orders, but the payments were never processed. He checked surveillance footage and documented more than 200 incidents of Arndt stealing money from Oct. 16-Nov. 18.

The footage showed Arndt take money from a customer, enter the transaction into the register as "no sale" so it would not show up on the receipt, and put the money from the customer in his pocket. A partial list of those thefts showed nearly daily stealing ranging from $20 in cash on Oct. 16 to $709 and food stolen on Oct. 17.

The total value of the cash and food was $5,262.11.

The Class H felony can be punished by up to six years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Arndt’s case is scheduled for a Dec. 20 preliminary hearing.



Michael "Mick" Burke covers business and the Village of Sturtevant. He is the proud father of two daughters and owner of a fantastic, although rug-chewing, German shepherd dog.

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