A man who stole $8,000 from a carpet cleaning company in Algonquin where he was employed has been sentenced to probation and public service, court records show.
Charles E. Vasseur, 33, of the 200 block of Water Street in East Dundee, was charged in November 2019 with forgery and theft.
He was later indicted by a grand jury on a total of two counts of forgery and one count of theft, which are both Class 3 felonies.
Court documents show Vasseur entered an unlocked office at A OK Chem-Dry in Algonquin on July 23, 2019.
An indictment said Vasseur obtained unauthorized control of a check and falsified the document.
Vasseur, who worked at the business, made the check payable to himself in the amount of $8,000, the indictment said.
The check was drawn from Vasseur’s employer, A OK Chem-Dry, and the check was forged with the business owner’s signature, court records show.
Vasseur gave the check to his roommate and had him cash the check to Vasseur’s bank account, court records show.
The business owner reported the theft to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office in September 2019.
Vasseur’s bond was set at $20,000 and he was later released from the McHenry County Jail after posting bond.
McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge found Vasseur guilty of one count of forgery and one count of theft following a bench trial that occurred in August.
Vasseur was found not guilty of the third charge, forgery by issuing or delivering a document.
Coppedge sentenced the man to two years of felony probation and ordered him to perform 200 hours of public service.
The judge also sentenced Vasseur to 90 days in the McHenry County Jail but stayed the sentence until a year from now, at which point the sentence will be vacated as long as the man is in compliance with his public service.
Coppedge also ordered Vasseur to pay over $2,000 in court fines and fees.