Friday, January 23, 2009

Illinois Brothers Bilk Home Improvement Company Out Of $1 Million

Louie Filskov, 37, of Lombard, Illinois and his brother, Nick Filskov, 47, of Bloomingdale, Illinois, were charged with embezzling approximately $1 million from Louie Filskov's employer, A Better Crawlspace, Inc., based in Bensenville. According to prosecutors, Louie Filskov, who was General Manager at the company, was responsible for accepting checks written to the company and distributing checks written by the company. The indictment charges him with cashing some of the checks at a currency exchange and pocketing the money for his and his brother's own benefit. According to the prosecutor, the scheme went on over a period of 2 years. They have been charged with theft, theft by deception and money laundering. Louie Filskov also faces identity theft charges.

Read the story here and here.
Read the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office announcement here.

Update (8/18/11): Louie Filskov, now 39, was sentenced to 8 years in prison.  Filskov, who was found guilty in May, was also ordered to pay $830,000 in restitution.  His brother Nick Filskov, pleaded guilty in 2009 and was sentenced to 9 months in prison.


Anonymous said...

Nick Filskov plead guilty to the charges. Sentencing will be early July . A trial date has yet to be set for his brother, Lou Filskov.

Anonymous said...

what happen to the other brother when he went to trial

Anonymous said...

Loui will drag it out as long as he can. Perry thompson or a jury will never find him not guily and william woo (states attorney)wants him to rot in prison.If he was smart he'd leave the country cause the only thing left hes gonna have here is a boyfriend named Tyrone in cellblock a666.

Anonymous said...

As of this morning louie filskov was found guily and is currently awaiting sentencing and is in custody at the dupage county jail. He is facing 4 to 15 years in the pen.