ST. CHARLES, Ill. (STMW) – A 23-year-old west suburban woman is being held on $750,000 bond for allegedly trying to hire a man to kill her boyfriend.

Maricela Arciga, of the 1200 block of Coventry Place in Aurora, was arrested Monday night after meeting with an undisclosed man and allegedly discussing details of how the murder was to be carried out, a release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office said.

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On Sept. 22, Aurora police received a tip that Arciga was looking to have her boyfriend, a 26-year-old Berwyn man, murdered, the release said. Investigators were able to tape two face-to-face meetings and several phone calls between Arciga and the undisclosed man.

During the meetings and calls, Arciga allegedly agreed to pay $2,000 to have the boyfriend shot to death, the release said. She supplied a cash down payment, along with photos of the boyfriend, his daily schedule, a description of his vehicle and other details.

Aurora detectives took her into custody about 7 p.m. without incident after a traffic stop by investigators who had been tailing her car after she met with the man in a grocery parking lot, the release said.

Bond was set at $750,000 on Tuesday in Aurora, and Arciga was to be transferred to the Kane County Correctional Center in St. Charles later Tuesday. A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 13 in St. Charles.

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