CHICAGO (WLS) -- A senior accountant at the Illinois Medical District Commission accused of embezzling nearly $130,000 from the agency was charged Tuesday, federal officials said.
Cynthia Fernandez-Alonso, 42, of Berwyn, was arrested by FBI agents Tuesday morning and charged with embezzlement from a program receiving federal funds.
Fernandez-Alonso directing funds into two of her personal accounts while fraudulently claiming the payments had been sent to the agency's energy provider, Constellation Energy , according to the affidavit. The moving of funds occurred between February 2014 and April 2015.
She arranged for 32 separate direct deposits into her personal accounts, totaling $129,487. On the same day she received one such deposit - for $4,852 on Dec. 10, 2014 - a purchase was made with her Chase debit card at Kay Jewelers for $2,847, the affidavit states.
If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, as well as mandatory restitution.
Fernandez-Alonso was scheduled to appear in federal court at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The Illinois Medical District Commission is a government agency that receives federal funds to facilitate collaboration among the various medical, health and social service agencies operating within the Illinois Medical District on the city's near West Side.
Woman charged with embezzling $130K from Illinois Medical District Commission