Ex-Cook Cty. worker gets 4 yrs for stealing money

April 17, 2009 6:13:16 PM PDT
A former Cook County financial manager has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from a federal job training program. Fifty-three-year-old Shirley Glover of Country Club Hills pleaded guilty Friday to one county of felony theft by deception. She was immediately taken into custody.

Glover was charged in December 2005 while managing the President's Office of Employment and Training, or POET.

Prosecutors say she took checks issued to her by the county to pay federal job training grants and deposited them into accounts that were supposed to be closed. They say she'd withdraw money in cash or cashier's checks and used it to pay credit card bills and buy perks for POET employees.


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