A Friend of McHenry County Blog sent images of an article published in LSalle County’s News-Tribune.
It concerns a public employee having falsified time sheets:
According to local radio station WCMY, two government employees–Tori Artman and Pamela Wright–were
- conspiracy to commit theft upon a governmental entity
- theft of government property in the $500 to $10,000 range, and
- official misconduct.
The incidents occurred or began on October 24, 2016 according to the court records currently available.
The News Tribune added,
court records indicate each is accused of stealing less than $10,000 in government funds and conspiring with one another to do so.
Artman is accused of taking $1,358.88 and Wright is accused of taking $1,672.86 over roughly 9½ months, from late fall 2016 until late summer 2017…
The most serious of their three counts is theft of governmental property, more than $500 but less than $10,000, a Class 2 felony with a base sentencing range of 3-7 years in prison.
The case has not yet come to trial.
One of the defendant’s attorneys claims the State’s Attorney brought the charges because the Auditor’s Office refused reimbursement for a book for which the States’s Attorney had no receipt, the paper reported on January 18th.
As of January 25th, the two Deputy Auditors are negotiating