Rosa Rodriguez

Rosa Rodriguez. (St. Charles Police photo)

A DeKalb woman is accused of obtaining over $400,000 after allegedly fraudulently transferring funds at her former job in St. Charles.

St. Charles Police say 40 year-old Rosa Rodriguez of S. 4th St. in DeKalb is charged with Money Laundering and Defrauding a Financial Institution. Rodriguez was also charged with Fraud, Theft, Theft by Deception, Forgery, Deceptive Practice and Computer Fraud, all felonies.

Police say that on January 31st officers responded to the 2300 block of Dean St., for a report of a theft at a private business.

The complainant reported that Rodriguez, a former employee, had stolen in excess of $100,000.

Police say that after an investigation, it was found that Rodriguez allegedly fraudulently transferred funds from the business checking account to her personal account without authorization.

Police allege that Rodriguez had fraudulently obtained over $400,000 during the course of her employment from 2016 until 2019. The company the funds were taken from is a financial institution.

A warrant for Rodriguez' arrest was obtained and on Monday, Rodriguez was located in DeKalb and was taken into custody.

On Tuesday, bond was set at $100,000 on the warrant and Rodriguez was released from custody with St. Charles Police on her own recognizance. An upcoming court date has been set for June 3.

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.