Madison
67° F
Clear
Clear
Advertisement

Man accused of stealing from the dead

Published On: May 23 2013 03:50:09 PM CDT   Updated On: May 23 2013 04:49:31 PM CDT
Seth Furgason

Photo courtesy of the Chippewa County Jail

JUNCTION CITY, Wis. -

A 32-year-old man is accused in Chippewa County of stealing from the dead.

Seth Furgason of Junction City is charged with stealing from the estate of a Town of Howard man who died from cancer in March.

The Chippewa Herald reports Furgason is charged with armed burglary, theft and possessing a firearm by a felon.

According to the complaint, a semi-automatic handgun and boxes of baseball cards from the 1960s, `70s and `80s were taken from the dead man's home, along with two chain saws and a debut issue of Sports Illustrated.

Furgason's girlfriend told investigators he was involved in similar burglaries in two other counties. The girlfriend said she drove Furgason at the crime scenes.

Furgason's attorney, Matt Torgerson, says he just received the complaint and had no comment.

Advertisement
  • Mark Palma

    PHOTOS: House explosion in Fitchburg

    Officials said a 57-year-old man was injured in a house explosion on Cheryl Drive in Fitchburg Thursday night.

  • PHOTOS: DOT shows off new way to build, repair bridges

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation officials showed off a better way to build and repair small bridges Thursday.

    The process involves building retaining walls on each side of the waterway. After filling in the area with gravel, precast tops are put in place. A normal bridge project would take 2 or 3 months, but the new process can cut that time down dramatically.

  • PHOTOS: K-9 teams from across Wis. train on UW campus

    MADISON, Wis. -- University of Wisconsin-Madison police hosted a statewide explosives training day for K-9 teams Thursday on campus.

    UWPD spokesman Marc Lovicott said Thursday's training involved multiple scenarios including large load explosive detection, dark room scenarios, plus more typical game-day situations that officers and their K-9 partner routinely encounter such as distractions, loud noises and an encounter with Bucky Badger.

Advertisement