A Cary man was charged by the Illinois Attorney General with numerous felonies after he allegedly collected thousands of dollars in unemployment while working a job.
Daniel J. Estes, 45, of the 900 block of Montana Drive in Cary, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of theft of government property, state benefit fraud, wire fraud and forgery.
The grand jury indictment alleges that Estes committed theft, fraud and forgery when he caused the Illinois Department of Employment Security to send him unemployment insurance benefits based on false certifications.
Estes claimed he was not earning wages when in fact he was earning wages, the indictment said.
The theft went on from October 2017 until March 2019, court records show.
The Illinois Attorney General’s Office has not released any information publicly on the case.
The indictment was filed in McHenry County Circuit Court on May 27 and the Cary Police Department arrested Estes two days later near Cary Algonquin Road and Cold Springs Road, records show.
Estes was released from custody after posting 10% of his $10,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 30.