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Office manager charged with stealing over $25,000 from business near Lake Villa

An office manager at a business near Lake Villa has been charged with money laundering and continuing a financial crime enterprise after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the business, police said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation after taking a financial crime report last year, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy […]

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Former teacher charged with stealing over $13,000 in funds from education association in Marengo

A former teacher has been arrested and charged with stealing over $13,000 in funds from an education association in Marengo, police said. Amanda M. Oie, 26, of the 200 block of West Perry Road in Belvidere, was charged with theft over $10,000, a Class 2 felony. Marengo Police Department Sgt. Andrew Kjellgren told Lake and […]

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2 Chicago women charged with robbing Ulta Beauty store in Mundelein, stealing perfume

Two Chicago women have been charged with robbing an Ulta Beauty store in Mundelein and stealing thousands of dollars in products, prosecutors said. Keyazjhia Banks, 21, of the 4100 block of South Prairie Avenue in Chicago, was charged with robbery, burglary and retail theft over $300. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Caitlin Valiulis said during […]

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Former Crystal Lake police officer pleads guilty to fraudulently receiving almost $100K in line-of-duty injury scheme

A former Crystal Lake police officer avoided prison after pleading guilty to fraudulently obtaining almost $100,000 in benefits after falsely claiming he was injured from an on-duty crash. Victor Robelet, 45, of the 12400 block of Lasalle Lane in Huntley, was charged with 11 counts of Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act Fraud, two counts of theft […]

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Man burglarizes landscaping business, struggles and injures officer who tried to arrest him in Fox Lake

A man who burglarized a landscaping business in Fox Lake threw a stolen lunchbox at a police officer and struggled with the officer who tried arresting him, leaving the officer injured, prosecutors said. Thomas R. Brunner, 39, a transient with no known address, was charged with aggravated battery of a peace officer, burglary, resisting a […]