Batavia police arrested Serhonda Burnett, 35, of Aurora on Sept. 18 on a
warrant for charges of theft/deception between $10,000 and $100,000,
misappropriation of financial institution property between $10,000 and
$100,000 and fraudulent use of a debit or credit card greater than $150, according to Batavia police reports.
She posted $7,500 and has a court date of Oct. 15.
Burnett was an administrative assistant with the company and had access to its payroll, the Daily Herald said. The arrest was made following a six-month period during which Burnett is alleged to have taken the money.
According to previous Batavia police reports, Burnett — whose residence was listed as Downers Grove at the time — was arrested June 25 on charges of obstructing justice by providing false information, obstructing identification, speeding, unlawful use of a driver’s license, driving while license revoked, and driving under the influence.
She has a status hearing set for Oct. 17 on the obstructing identification charge, court records indicate.
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