An Illinois Secretary of State employee, who lives in Algonquin, was arrested after she allegedly forged a vehicle title application to gain access to a stolen car.
Donna Aguirre, 62, of the 500 block of Woods Creek Lane in Algonquin, was charged with official misconduct, a Class 3 felony, and offenses relating to the disposition of titles and registration, a Class 2 felony.
In July, Aguirre used the Secretary of State’s computer database to run vehicle identification (VIN) checks and used a fake VIN number on a title application to gain personal access to a stolen 2020 Land Rover Velar, a criminal complaint said.
According to records from the Illinois Comptroller’s Office, Aguirre served in the position of “Executive II” at the Secretary of State’s office since 2020.
An “Executive II” performs supervisory work and “evaluates the activities of a medium program or a portion of a large statewide program,” according to the Secretary Of State’s office.
Aguirre was arrested by the Secretary of State Police last week, court documents show.
She was released after posting $5,000, or 10% of her bond.
Aguirre is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on January 13.