Union County State's Attorney's Office

Woman Sentenced to Prison for $200,000 Theft from Wolf Lake Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 19, 2014

Woman Sentenced to Prison for $200,000 Theft from Wolf Lake Community

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Myra G. McLane (DOB 10-29-1958), formerly of Wolf Lake, has been sentenced to two (2) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections in connection with theft from Wolf Lake local governments and community organizations.  McLane pleaded guilty today to one (1) count of Official Misconduct, a Class 3 Felony, and one (1) count of Filing a Fraudulent Illinois Income Tax Return, a Class 4 Felony.  McLane served between 2009 and 2012 as an employee of the Clear Creek Levee and Drainage District, the Preston Levee District, the Shawnee Valley Water District, the Ware Sanitary Corporation, the Wolf Lake Sanitary Corporation and the Ware-Wolf Lake Fire Protection District.  She also served as bookkeeper for the Wolf Lake community center and community park.  McLane was also ordered to pay $213,000 in restitution to these victims.

McLane was arrested in February 2013 as part of an investigation by the Illinois State Police and Illinois Department of Revenue.  The Union County Sheriff’s Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation assisted with the investigation.  The case was prosecuted by the Union County State’s Attorney’s Office and Illinois Attorney General’s Office.

Media: Please contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833-5500 for any available booking photographs.

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