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Glen Ellyn Woman Denies Theft, Burglary Charges

Prosecutors also seeking to take car belonging to Anne Strezewski

Prosecutors want to seize the car owned by a Glen Ellyn woman with a checkered criminal past and recent indictments in new cases, court records show.

Anne Strezewski, 36, was indicted last month on a host of charges—including bank fraud, theft, forgery and burglary—tied to incidents in May and June. She is accused of lying to her bank about a stolen debit card to get $1,400 in reimbursement for what she claimed were unauthorized purchases. Strezewski is also accused of stealing catalytic converters off vehicles on Bridge Street in Wheaton and breaking into a home in June, according to court documents.

Strezewski pleaded not guilty last week to a total of nine different felony indictments and remains free on a $125,000 bond.

Prosecutors are also asking a judge to forfeit Strezewski's 2011 Toyota, something allowed when it can be shown a vehicle was used to commit a crime.

"Prior to the seizure (of the car), the vehicle was used in the commission of the offense of residential burglary," states a motion filed by prosecutors.

Strezewski, who also goes by Anne Rego, has had numerous run-ins with police since 2000 ranging from theft and illegal use of a credit card to a March drunken driving arrest. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2004 for stealing more than $150,000 from an Addison company. The money was used to pay her bills, according to court records from the case.

Strezewski returns to court Sept. 19.

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