Winnebago County – (ECWd) –
According to the FBI press release, “Claassen used her position as the approved for payments from Winnebago County to vendors to steal approximately $368,137 from the County. Claassen further admitted in the plea agreement that from April 15, 2014 to July 1, 2015, she used her Winnebago County-issued credit card and checks from Winnebago County to purchase items for her personal use, including home remodeling items and personal vacations. “
The parallels to Edgar County’s East Central Illinois Mass Transit District (“ECIMTD”) findings from several years ago are stunning, yet to date, no one has been charged although we continue to hear the Federal authorities are going to prosecute the Edgar County matter.
- Interests in Contracts
- Personal use of Credit Card
- Airfares, cruiseliners, farm implements, groceries at Wal-Mart, lunches and dinners at Paris restaurants, hotels, and even Victoria’s Secret lingerie.
How is it that we continue to see Federal prosecutions in the Northern District and nothing in the Central? It’s not as if they don’t have the evidence of crimes being committed.
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