Kane County prosecutors allege that an Aurora woman lied to police earlier this year and made up a story about an armed robbery at a U.S. Post Office in LaFox.
Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon has charged 47-year-old Zelpha Moore of Sans Souci Dr. with felonies for Disorderly conduct and Obstructing Justice.
As WSPY previously reported on May 2nd, the Kane County Sheriff's Office was told that a male wearing all black with a black zip up sweatshirt and ski mask and gray gloves entered the LaFox Post Office and confronted a female postal employee demanding money. The post office is on LaFox Rd. in LaFox, east of Elburn.
The sheriff's office said they were told the robber brandished a semi-automatic handgun and that the female postal employee tackled the subject before he was able to get any money. The sheriff's office said it was reported that the robber then fled on foot and that deputies and K-9 units did not locate the alleged robber.
Prosecutors allege Moore falsely made that report to a Kane County Sheriff’s deputy. According to a LinkedIn profile, Moore was employed with the U.S. Postal Service.
A Kane County judge, last week, signed a warrant for Moore’s arrest and set her bail at $10,000.
Sheriff's deputies, on Monday, took Moore into custody and during a bond hearing she was released on a notice to appear for future dates.
If convicted, Moore faces a sentence of probation or between 1 and 3 years’ imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Information provided in this report has been obtained from area authorities, including but not limited to local police, fire and emergency dispatch officials. Information is sourced only from official sources of public information unless otherwise stated. Subjects listed who have been charged or cited for crimes have not been proven guilty in court and all acts are alleged.