Feds: $1M Stolen From Field Museum Funded Luxury Cars, JewelryFederal prosecutors say the woman who stole nearly $1 million from the Field Museum while working there for a decade used the money to buy expensive clothing, watches, handbags and to drive “one luxury car after another.”
Ex-Cook County Worker Admits He Embezzled From Flood Relief GrantBarry Croall, 47, collected kickbacks after arranging for companies to overbill for their services in the wake of severe flooding in 2008.
Ex-Field Museum Employee Charged In Seven-Year SwindleThe feds have charged a former longtime Field Museum employee days after it was revealed that the museum had been swindled out of more than $900,000 in cash over seven years.
Prosecutors Reviewing Cases Linked To Disgraced Fox Lake Cop GliniewiczLake County prosecutors have begun reviewing all cases linked to Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, in the wake of revelations he was embezzling funds from the department's Explorer's program before killing himself.
Judge Sentences Ex Burnham Village Clerk To 18 Months In Prison For EmbezzlementA judge sentenced a 70-year-old former village clerk to 18 months in prison for embezzling $650,000 from south suburban Burnham, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Former NW Indiana School Official Admits EmbezzlementThe former business manager for Lake Ridge Schools in Northwest Indiana is admitting he embezzled more than $134,000 from the school district during the same time it had to close an elementary school because of a $1.7 million budget shortfall.
CDOT Clerk Charged With Embezzling Almost $750KAntionette Chenier’s job was to process fees for permits allowing moving vans and dumpsters to block the public way. Federal prosecutors allege, starting in 2008, she began depositing hundreds of checks into her own bank accounts.
Former Daley Aide Pleads Guilty To Embezzling From CharityGene Lee — a 65-year-old Chinatown community leader who for years was an aide to former Mayor Richard M. Daley — admitted in court Tuesday that he cashed more than 150 large charity checks at a Chinatown restaurant then kept part of the money for himself.
Former Daley Aide To Plead Guilty To Embezzling From CharityGene Lee—an aide to Daley for years and a leader of Chicago’s Chinatown community—will admit he took at least $5,000 from a charity, spent it on himself, then failed to pay taxes on it, his attorney, Anthony Masciopinto, said.
FBI Files Shed Light On Late Metra CEO's Secret LifeRecently disclosed FBI files might answer the question of why late Metra executive Phil Pagano allegedly stole nearly a half million dollars from the commuter rail agency, before ultimately taking his own life.
Dixon OKs $40M Settlement With Auditors Who Missed Massive EmbezzlementOfficials of the northern Illinois community of Dixon approved a $40 million settlement late Tuesday with auditors and a bank in the case of former Comptroller Rita Crundwell's theft of nearly $54 million in city funds.
Dixon To Recoup $40 Million After Crundwell TheftsDixon Mayor Jim Burke said Wednesday that the city has settled a lawsuit with auditors and a bank in connection with Crundwell's thefts.