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Property manager in Fox Lake charged with money laundering, theft of over $1 million

Michele L. Kirk, 50, of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.

A woman who was the property manager of a homeowner’s association in Fox Lake has been charged with stealing and laundering over $1 million, police said.

Michele L. Kirk, 50, of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, was charged with two counts of theft as a Class X felony and three counts of money laundering, a Class 1 felony.

The Fox Lake Police Department launched an investigation on October 28, 2019 into Kirk, who was employed as the property manager of Vacation Village Homeowner’s Association.

She is alleged to have exerted unauthorized control and laundering in excess of $1 million in funds that belonged to the association.

Court records show the allegations occurred in 2012.

The Lake County State’s Attorney, Illinois Department of Revenue and Wisconsin Department of Revenue assisted the Fox Lake Police Department during the extensive eight-month investigation.

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An arrest warrant was issued on Thursday for Kirk and she was taken into custody later that day. Her bond was set at $250,000 and she was transported to the Lake County Jail.


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