Thursday, April 2, 2009

Former Illinois Library Official Charged In $135K Embezzlement

Susan Diane Quirk, 58, of Posen, Illinois, was indicted on charges she embezzled more than $135,000 from the Posen Public Library District, in Cook County, Illinois, where she had served as president. Quirk allegedly began writing checks to herself beginning in 2001 up until resignation last August, according to the complaint. She had been employed by the library since 1987. When confronted with discrepancies brought forward by the Midlothian Public Library, which operates the library, Quirk reportedly admitted to the thefts saying that she did it to fund a gambling addiction at riverboat casinos. She has plead not guilty and is being held in lieu of a $20,000 bond.

Read the story here, here and here.

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