CHICAGO (CBS) — A federal jury on Monday convicted Crestwood’s former water supervisor of falsifying official reports about the testing and purity of water in the suburb.
Theresa Neubauer, 55, spoke with reporters after the verdict and says she’ll seek probation. She said she was really a clerk transferring numbers from one sheet to another. She insists she’s taking the fall for decisions made by elected officials.
“I’m devastated. My family, my friends are devastated,” Neubauer said in a shaky voice. “The people that surround me today know me, know who I am, what I’m all about. Unfortunately, I held a position for a lot of years with the village of Crestwood, and I believe did my job to the best of my ability.”