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Police: Woman misused condo association credit card

Barbara Duelfer

Barbara Duelfer

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By Daily Herald staff report

A Des Plaines woman used the credit card for a condo association she worked for to purchase designer purses and jewelry, Cook County sheriff's police said.

Barbara Duelfer, 51, was arrested Friday and charged with six felonies: two counts of theft over $500, two counts of forgery and two counts of unlawful use of credit cards with the intent to defraud.


Cook County sheriff's police say they began investigating the situation in early April after being notified by the Ballard Point Condominium Association of irregularities on the association's credit card statements.

Through the investigation, police say they learned that three credit cards were used to make personal purchases including utility payments, prepaid gift cards, two Coach purses, jewelry and Nike gym shoes.

The association's credit cards appear to have been used for personal items for about a year, police said.

Duelfer worked as an office manager at Ballard Point from March 2011 to March 2013. A $10,000 recognizance bond was set Sunday.

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