A former employee of a business in Lake in the Hills has been sentenced to 45 days in jail for stealing approximately $400,000 from the company over the span of several years.
Donovan A. Greene, 32, of Crystal Lake, was charged in December 2021 with financial institution fraud, theft over $100,000, fraudulent use of a credit or debit card and receiving goods or services in violation of credit card act.
A grand jury later indicted him on charges of theft over $100,000, financial institution fraud and unlawful use of a credit card.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said Greene was employed by AMS Store and Shred in Lake in the Hills.
Greene had unlawfully used a company credit card issued to him by making unauthorized purchases, the complaint said.
The complaint said Greene executed a scheme to obtain money and assets through a loan scheme using the owners’ names and issuing himself double paychecks.
Court records show the scheme occurred from February 2015 to September 2020.
The complaint initially said Greene, who was acting as the business accountant, stole $138,032 cash from the company.
Prosecutors later said Greene is believed to have actually stolen closer to $400,000, the Northwest Herald reported.
Prosecutors said the business’ insurance company reimbursed them for $175,000 of the loss.
Greene has been ordered to pay back the remaining $225,950 as part of his sentence, according to court documents.
Greene has been out of custody since his arrest in December 2021 where he posted 10% of a $100,000 bond.
During a court hearing last month, Greene pleaded guilty to the most serious charge against him, theft between $100,000 and $500,000, which is a Class 1 felony.
Greene could be sentenced to probation or he could be sentenced to four to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
McHenry County Judge Tiffany Davis sentenced Greene to periodic imprisonment of 15 weekends, for a total of 45 days, in the McHenry County Jail.
Greene was also sentenced to two years of conditional discharge.