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Former Kendall County staffer arrested on felony misconduct, computer tampering charges

The Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office has charged a former employee of the county’s technology services department with two felony counts of official misconduct, two felony counts of computer tampering, and two misdemeanor counts of computer tampering.

In a statement, the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Darryl Kollins, 49, of the 12000 block of Fox Road, Yorkville.

The sheriff’s office reported that Kollins turned himself in to sheriff’s deputies on a warrant Oct. 26 at the Kendall County Public Safety Center in Yorkville. Kollins later posted bond and was released pending his next court appearance.

The sheriff’s office said they began an investigation after they were notified of suspicious computer activity involving an employee of county technology services department Sept. 3.

During the investigation, detectives determined that the suspect, then a county technology services employee, had allegedly utilized his privileged access to connect to a secured Kendall County network for personal use and beyond the legal authority granted to him.

“This employee was immediately placed on unpaid administrative leave upon discovery of the unauthorized use of county assets. His employment was officially terminated on Sept. 24, 2021,” the sheriff’s office said.