Kristen J. Delboccio, 39, of Wauconda, (pictured) was arrested this week after she was charged earlier this year with stealing money from Appliance Marshall Repair in Cary while working for the company. | Photo: Google Street View

A former worker has been arrested after she was wanted for allegedly creating a fake employee in a payroll system to steal over $10,000 from a store in Cary.

Kristen J. Delboccio, 39, of Wauconda, was charged with computer fraud obtaining money over $1,000, a Class 3 felony, and theft under $10,000, a Class 3 felony.

A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said Delboccio was in control of the payroll software for Appliance Marshall Repair, located at 395 Cary Algonquin Road in Cary.

Delboccio allegedly created a fake employee by the name of “Del, K” in the payroll system.

Fraudulent hours were then logged for the fake employee, the complaint said.

The fake employee’s direct deposit bank account was set up to go into Delboccio’s bank account.

Delboccio also issued herself an additional paycheck with a pay date of December 10, the complaint said.

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Delboccio collected over $10,600 in fraudulent payroll checks she had generated for herself, the complaint said.

The fraud is alleged to have occurred from December 10 to December 29.

The case was investigated by the Cary Police Department, which obtained a warrant for Delboccio in February.

Delboccio was arrested on the warrant on Tuesday, six months after the warrant was issued.

McHenry County Judge James Cowlin allowed Delboccio to be released on a personal recognizance bond during a Friday hearing.

Delboccio remains held in the McHenry County Jail due to a hold in another case.