By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

Editor’s Note:  This story, which appeared on the 10 p.m. newscast on Friday and online, originally reported Ms. Johnston was a Democrat, citing information sent in a DuPage Republican Party news release.  That is now in dispute and the story has been updated. We have also reached out to police to gather more information. 

CHICAGO (CBS) — A DuPage County election just has been arrested and is accused of stealing campaign signs.

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When Villa Park Police arrested Beverly Johnston, they found her car full of Republican signs.

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On Friday, The DuPage County Republican Party said Johnston was a Democrat. But the DuPage County Democratic Party reported Saturday that a Freedom of Information Act Request had revealed that Johnston was a Republican judge for the last few cycles — including 2020.

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Johnston is charged with theft and criminal damage to property. Both are misdemeanors.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff