What's that smell coming from 2200 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock? Phew. Something sure stinks!
See this morning's article in the Northwest Herald about the Lakewood woman who stole more than $20,000 worth of heating and air-conditioning equipment from her employer, Aero Forze Heating & Cooling, and was charged with a felony in 2009?
I don't know her attorney, David A. Ullrick, but he must be the guy to have, if you get charged with a felony in McHenry County.
If you look at the online records of the McHenry County Circuit Court, Tammy Clausen, 39, had 31 court dates! Finally, yesterday, a negotiated plea (a "deal") was struck and Judge Sharon Prather accepted a guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of theft under $300.
Let's see, what was the deal here? Clausen stole over $20,000 worth of equipment, and she gets off with a Class A misdemeanor by promising to pay her (former?) employer back. Plus $1,158 for the court system. And no jail time!
Why not another 30 days in the clink, in addition to any time she served while she tried to make bond?
I try to avoid swearing, but I didn't quite make it this time.
I wonder what all the people who don't get sweet deals like that think about this!