Oct. 8 police blotter

By on October 8, 2009

The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

• Victor M. Sallee, 60, of the 100 block of Hero Street in Silvis, Ill., was arrested at 1:33 a.m. Oct. 4 for driving while his license was revoked. Police stopped him for speeding, on Route 47 south of Keslinger Road in Elburn.

• Natasha R. Graham, 32, of the 1000 block of Meadow Lane in Rochelle, was arrested at 5 p.m. Sept. 21 on an outstanding warrant from DeKalb County for failure to appear in court. Police stopped her in the Metra station parking lot after she disobeyed a stop sign at Keslinger Road and Railroad Avenue in Elburn.

• Someone broke into a vehicle parked in front of a residence in the 800 block of Independence Avenue in Elburn and stole a radar detector valued at $180. The burglary took place sometime between 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. Sept. 26.

• Matthew J. Dennis, 20, of the 100 block of East St. Louis Avenue in East Alton, Ill., was arrested at 2:14 a.m. Sept. 26 for driving while his license was suspended. Police stopped him on Keslinger Road west of Anderson Road in Elburn, for having only one headlight.

• Jon D. Gustafson, 24, of the 600 block of Stetzer Avenue in Elburn, was arrested at 12:40 a.m. Sept. 26, for driving under the influence of alcohol. Police stopped him as he was southbound on Route 47 near Reader Street in Elburn, because his rear license plate light was out.

• Someone made a 4-foot-long scratch on the hood of a 2007 Volvo parked in the Jewel-Osco lot at 800 N. Main Street in Elburn sometime between midnight and 12:15 a.m. Sept. 26.

• Two stacks of wooden pallets were stolen from the rear of a property in the 600 block of East north Street in Elburn, sometime between Sept. 18 and 21. The stolen items were valued at $300.

• A La Fox woman has been convicted of stealing $137,000 from her St. Charles law firm in 2004.
Ann M. Day, 52, of the 1N6 block of Harley Road, La Fox, was convicted Oct. 2, by Circuit Judge Timothy Q. Sheldon of 12 counts of theft, four a Class 1 felony and eight Class 2 felony, and 16 counts of forgery, each a Class 3 felony. Judge Sheldon heard the case May 11, 12 and 14, 2009. Day had waived her right to a jury trial.

From January to October 2004, Day operated a scheme in which she intentionally deprived her law firm of funds, instead pocketing the money for her personal use. Day would:
• Deposit checks made to the firm into her personal account
• Forge her partner’s name on checks written to the firm and then deposit the money into her personal account
• Write to herself checks from the firm’s checking account and then alter the firm’s ledger to misrepresent the purpose of the reimbursement.

As a result of Day’s actions, the law firm was deprived of $137,237.27.

Judge Sheldon issued his verdict in writing. The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office will request a sentencing hearing. Day faces a sentence of probation or between four and 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Day remains free on $2,500 bond.

Day served as the Elburn village prosecutor from 193 to 1997, a position that no longer exists.