Last week, two employees and one contractor were charged in DuPage County after attempting to steal funds from the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.
Attorneys for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County filed a civil action in court last week seeking to recover taxpayer dollars related to former employees attempts to steal more than $100,000. The complaint for declaratory judgment was filed in DuPage County Circuit Court as DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced charges against former Forest Preserve employees Mark McDonald and Dave Tepper as well as Arif Mahmood from the computer vendor company Alamach Technologies, Inc, according to a news release from the forest preserve district. The District had withheld filing the suit at the request of Mr. Berlin to allow his office to complete its investigation. “We want to make sure we take every step possible to recover…
Two former DuPage County Forest Preserve District employees are charged with plans to bilk a government entity of more than $100,000.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Two former DuPage Forest Preserve District employees face charges of stealing more than $100,000 from a government entity with two "elaborate" schemes over a six-year period, DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin announced Wednesday. A third man, a contractor, also faces charges for stealing. Mark McDonald, 53, of the 1000 block of Childs Street in Wheaton, and David Tepper, 49, of the 300 block of Franklin Avenue in River Forest, worked in the Forest Preserve's IT department. McDonald was the director and Tepper was a manager, according to a press release from the State's Attorney's office. Arif Mahmood, 37, of Glendale Heights, a former contractor with the forest preserve, also faces charges of stealing more than $10,000. …