JEFFERSON, Wis. (WITI) -- Charges of burglary and felony bail jumping were filed Tuesday against a former Jefferson County deputy accused of breaking into/trying to break into homes of grieving families after prosecutors said she was caught on camera breaking into a Jefferson home.
A criminal complaint says around 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 24, Jefferson police officers were called to a Jefferson home for a burglary. The homeowner found hydrocodone missing from his bathroom drawer.
Surveillance video reportedly showed a woman walking to the detached garage and heading for a service door. Investigators spoke with Gericke later that day.
A criminal complaint against Gericke said attempts to gain access to homes “occurred while the homeowners were attending the funeral of a family member. In such instances, the deceased person's online obituary listed the homeowners as surviving relatives along with the date and time of funeral services.”