Deer butcher charged with two felonies

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 5/27/2019 6:50:44 PM

A Wilton man has been charged with two felonies related to his deer butchering business. 

According to Hillsborough Superior Court – South documents, Philip Pellerin, 30, of Wilton was charged with theft by deception, a Class B felony, and theft by unauthorized taking, a Class A felony, for allegedly taking deposits from 24 customers to butcher their deer and either not butchering the meat or butchering it and then returning spoiled meat to the customers.

Each charge carries with it a sentence of 7 ½ years in prison and a $4,000 fine. 

Wilton police issued a cease-and-desist order to Pellerin and his Wild Game Butcher shop in December of 2019, and New Hampshire Fish and Game conducted an investigation into his butchering practices. 

Several local hunters said they dropped off their deer with Pellerin for butchering and paid a deposit for the services, but either received no meat at all or packages of spoiled meat. 

“I feel cheated and lied to,” Jay Gauthier of Winchendon, Massachusetts told the Ledger-Transcript in December.


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