- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. (AP) - A former Washington Park clerk jailed for stealing $300,000 from the southwestern Illinois village may have committed a parole violation, prosecutors say.

Sixty-year-old Linda Connor is free on supervised release after serving a three-year sentence for embezzlement. She also worked as Washington Park’s treasurer and as an assistant to the village mayor.

The Belleville News-Democrat (bit.ly/1Ba3sZl ) reports federal prosecutors say Connor violated parole by obtaining a personal credit card account without approval. She’s scheduled to return to U.S. District Court on May 29.

Connor was ordered to pay nearly $430,000 in restitution for filing a false federal tax return and misusing federal grants. The embezzled money led to sizable debts in an employee pension plan and led the village to declare bankruptcy in 2009.



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