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MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that criminal charges have been filed against two men, Daniel Frausto and Robert Miles, suspected of operating a burglary ring spanning twelve counties, including: Winnebago, Outagamie, Dane, Waupaca, Waushara, Shawano, Portage, Calumet, Oconto, Oneida, Brown and Fond du Lac.
Frausto and Miles have been charged in several counties (Fond du Lac, Oconto, Outagamie and Waupaca). In addition, charges are expected to be filed against others under a cooperation agreement.
In 2012, investigators with the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department began an investigation into a series of residential and business burglaries throughout several years. In cooperation with local law enforcement and the Wisconsin Department of Justice -- Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), the Winnebago County-led investigation uncovered an organized burglary ring that had committed burglaries in 12 counties. The ring targeted certain individuals and businesses, and the crimes included several home invasions, false imprisonment and a shooting.
Please see the following links to some of the criminal complaints filed as a result of this investigation.
A defendant enjoys the presumption of innocence. The charges found in the criminal complaint are merely allegations until and unless the prosecution proves its allegations at trial beyond a reasonable doubt.