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Wisconsin men accused of stealing 100,000 diapers

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FOX CROSSING, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin men are accused of stealing 100,000 diapers.

The Post-Crescent reports that police allege the men stole nearly 1,800 cases of diapers — valued at more than $45,000 — from a charitable organization that provides goods to families in need.

Authorities say the diapers were stolen during several thefts between Jan. 3 and Feb. 13 at a warehouse in Fox Crossing.

United Way Fox Cities CEO Peter Kelly says the thefts occurred as his organization moved its diaper bank to a Valley Packaging Industries facility. Both men are former VPI employees.

Investigators say they’re recommending felony theft charges against the two men, who have yet to be formally charged. Both are jailed in Winnebago County.

Fox Crossing police say it appears the men stole the items to make money.


Amazon shipped out 100,000 diapers and 200,000 wipes to the organization to replace those that were stolen. Kimberly-Clark Corp, the maker of “Huggies” brand diapers, also pledged to donate another 100,000 diapers.

The Diaper Bank provides diapers to about 875 babies from low income families every month.