DeKalb woman charged with defrauding by more than $400K

Woman worked at company from 2016 to 2019

ST. CHARLES – A DeKalb woman has been charged with money laundering and defrauding a St. Charles financial institution stemming from incidents that occurred at a private business located in the 2300 block of Dean Street in St. Charles.

Rosa M. Rodriguez, 40, of the 600 block of South Fourth Street, DeKalb, has been charged with stealing more than $400,000 from the company, where she worked from 2016 to 2019.

On Jan. 31, officers responded to the 2300 block of Dean Street for a report of a theft at a private business, according to a news release from the St. Charles Police Department. St. Charles police officers and detectives immediately began a follow-up investigation and said that Rodriguez fraudulently transferred funds from the business checking account to her personal account without authorization.

On Monday, Rodriguez was located in DeKalb, taken into custody and transported to the St. Charles Police Department. She also has been charged with fraud, theft, theft by deception, forgery, deceptive practice and computer fraud.

On Tuesday, her bond was set at $100,000 and she was released on her own recognizance. A court date is set for June 3.