The Daily Herald is reporting that Abel Aquirre of McHenry has been arrested for stealing more than $1 million from Fellowes Inc. of Itasca.
Over a six-year period, from 2008-2014, he diverted money to his Global Commerce Group Inc., which he used as a middleman for purchasing purposes.
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin stated,
“If these allegations are proven true, Abel Aguirre used the trust placed in him by his former employer to line his own pockets to the tune of approximately $2 million.
“White-collar crime is not a victimless crime. The effects of the theft can cause severe strain on the business and in turn cause employees to suffer or lose their jobs.”