/Treasurer of RLB Civic Center Foundation Faces Theft Charges

Treasurer of RLB Civic Center Foundation Faces Theft Charges

Debra Knill is expected to turn herself into authorities on Friday

The treasurer of the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center Foundation faces theft charges after being accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the nonprofit organization, authorities said Thursday.

Debra Knill, 46, was indicted by a Lake County grand jury Wednesday on three counts of theft of more than $10,000, authorities said.

If found guilty on any of the charges, she could be sentenced up to seven years in prison, authorities said, though probation is an option.

Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Fred Day said officials at the civic center foundation discovered money was missing after several vendor invoices from previous festivals were not paid. Foundation officials examined account records, discovered the discrepancy in funding, and turned over their findings to Round Lake Beach police.

Day said the theft of funds occurred between Aug. 1, 2016, and Jan. 1, 2018, and ultimately totaled $10,609.25.

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