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Former State Rep. Sandra Pihos pled guilty to retail theft, calls it a misunderstanding –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On June 6, 2018

Glen Ellyn., IL. (ECWd) –

CORRECTED: According to the Chicago Tribune and online court records, Sandra Pihos, 71, pled guilty on June 4, 2018, to retail theft for stealing three items from Von Maur in Yorktown Center Mall in Lombard last fall.

Pihos is a former Republican Illinois State Representative and a former candidate for College of DuPage Trustee. She was endorsed by the Daily Herald for COD Trustee.

She was sentenced to 50 hours community service, close to $600 court costs, and one year of court supervision.

After the hearing she released a statement saying she was innocent and it was all a big misunderstanding.

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  • Sherry Brianza
    Posted at 07:29h, 06 June

    Guess hard to stop stealing for those past DuPage College board members?! Bad habits are hard to break!

  • Sherry Brianza
    Posted at 07:45h, 06 June

    Ps- stand corrected, noticed she was just a candidate for College of DuPage board. Thank goodness, she did not make the board there. Only 3 items from Von Maur too, sure it was a mistake too. Afterall, such beautified items at that retailer. A person can be so excited about what you find there you forget to pay?!

  • Ang
    Posted at 08:25h, 06 June

    70-somethings stealing from Von Maur?? Now we even to worry about senior citizens as crooks in this State??

    Is there something in the water supply that causes so much clueless corruption? Too much fluoride? Too little fluoride? Or are all of these motley characters perhaps sniffing too much glue?

    The scary thing is that if taxpayers start moving out of Illinois, these corrupt parasites will just follow right along behind everyone, because they need taxpaying hosts in order to survive as crooks. Even considering leaving won’t be a solution. The real antidote is to figure out what glue they are all sniffing and remove it. Or check what’s in the local water supply, maybe.

    70 year olds stealing at the mall. Now, we’ve seen it all.

  • A. Lincon
    Posted at 09:06h, 06 June

    Sandra Pihos was a political dilettante and the voters and citizens of the 48th District were duped, betrayed and much ill-served by this RINO between 2003 and 2015.

    “I remain proud of my hard work and accomplishments.”
    Chicago Tribune, 6-6-18, Suburbs section.

    More duplicity. The hard work and accomplishments were not in furtherance of traditional Republican values she was elected on.

    She campaigned as a Republican and voted as a Chicago Madigan Democrat. She took $2500 from Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teacher’s Union in her last campaign for state representative. Her votes in the Illinois House on critical Republican-value type issues were inconsistent with her campaigning. Considering her family’s wealth, this latest episode of alleged theft at Von Maur in Yorktown appears to be more of a reflection of a sickness than need.

  • Kate Colbert
    Posted at 15:54h, 06 June

    Please make the following corrections: She received a year of court supervision, not probation; and there were no fines — only court fees.

  • Keep Following the Money . . .
    Posted at 09:37h, 07 June

    People who forget to pay or have a misunderstanding do *not* plead guilty. I have enough experience working retail seeing first-hand how often charges will be dropped if folks pay their bills over misunderstandings and agree to be banned from ever coming back.

    By the way, there are cameras everywhere in stores. The fancier stores are just better at hiding their cameras.