2014 readers choice results
Article posted: 10/2/2012 11:54 AM

Manager charged in thefts from Warrenville assisted-living home

Linda Cottrell

Linda Cottrell

 1 of 1 
text size: AAA

A former manager at a Warrenville assisted-living home stole nearly $9,000 from four residents by using their bank cards without permission, authorities said Tuesday.

Linda Cottrell, 37, of the 800 block of Victory Lane in Justice, appeared in DuPage County bond court on a charge of financial exploitation of a disabled person. Her bail was set at $50,000 by Judge Elizabeth Sexton.

Prosecutors said Cottrell had access to a safe containing residents' bank cards while she was employed as house manager at Cupertino Home on the 3S500 block of Warren Avenue.

Between December 2008 and December 2011, authorities allege, she made withdrawals ranging from $110 to $7,698 from four residents' accounts. She is accused of taking $8,848 in total.

Cottrell was charged after another employee noticed discrepancies in the victims' bank accounts and notified officials at Cupertino Home, the state's attorney's office said.

"What Ms. Cottrell is accused of is very serious and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," State's Attorney Bob Berlin said in a news release. "People with disabilities rely on others for their day-to-day living and to steal from someone who has placed that amount of trust in you is just disgraceful."

Cottrell remained in the county jail as of Wednesday morning and would need $5,000 to bond out. Her next court date is Oct. 29 before Judge Kathryn Creswell.

Comments ()
We are now using Facebook comments to offer a more inclusive, social and constructive discussion. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.

This article filed under

Latest Video


Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad



    • Newspaper next section - Newspaper next section Report card checker - report card checker
    • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Zillow /real estate page
    • Discuss refer On Guard series
    • Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday Mike North



    Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

    Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.