WICHITA, Kansas – Three Wichita men have been found guilty in burglary ring
that used social media to target unoccupied homes in Wichita and Sedgwick County.
Adam Dwyer, 34, Brian Dwyer, 37, and Daniel Maupin, 39, have pleaded guilty to a combined 27 felony counts, including burglary, theft and identity theft.
Wichita police believe the ring utilized social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, along with newspaper announcements to target homes that would be unoccupied during specific time periods.
In one charged case, the trio burglarized a Wichita residence while a family was on vacation. The losses, including guns and electronics, were valued in excess of $40,000.
In another case, the three were linked to the burglaries of two homes while the occupants were attending a family wedding.
The District Attorney is recommending prison in two of the cases, and probation for the third person because he cooperated with law enforcement officials in solving the cases.
All three defendants will be sentenced by June.