Wisconsin woman charged with stealing from church
A Maple woman who allegedly brought two children, ages 8 and 13, with her to steal a TV, game systems, food and cards containing money from a Poplar church made an initial appearance Tuesday in Douglas County Circuit Court.
Kharissa Anne Anderson, 37, faces felony charges of party to burglary, two counts of intentionally contribute to the delinquency of a child, possession of a firearm by a felon and eight counts of bail jumping.
According to the criminal complaint:
Video surveillance footage showed three people entered Mission Covenant Church on Sunday afternoon and stayed for about an hour and a half. The video showed the suspects carrying a large TV out to a truck. In viewing the video, a church employee identified one of the individuals as a 13-year-old Maple child.
In addition to a TV valued at $200, $100 in food, two video game systems and cards that may have contained money in them were missing from the church.
Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Patrick Carey drove to the child's residence and saw a pickup truck in the driveway that matched the truck on the video. He knocked on the door and the two children at the residence gave him all the church's property except the food, which the church did not want returned.
Deputies executed a search warrant on the home and found Anderson hiding inside a mattress that had a hole cut in it. A shotgun was located on a dryer in a laundry-bedroom area of the residence.
Anderson, then known as Kharissa Anne Brew, was convicted of felony burglary and forgery in 2004 in Douglas County Circuit Court. She is also facing unrelated charges, including forgery, possession of methamphetamine, misappropriating ID information, possession of marijuana, operating while revoked, receiving or concealing stolen property and numerous counts of bail jumping, in connection with incidents in December 2016 and March.
Bail was set at $15,000 for Anderson, with an additional $1,500 cash bail reinstated on two additional open Douglas County cases. She was ordered to have no contact with the church and no unsupervised contact with the children.
Anderson's next court appearance was set for Nov. 22.