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updated: 1/31/2014 4:23 PM

Schaumburg 19-year-old gets in deferred prosecution program

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  • Rebecca Olson

    Rebecca Olson

  • Christopher Mentenick

    Christopher Mentenick


A 19-year-old from Schaumburg has admitted to her role in a series of vehicle break-ins last summer in Geneva, and entered Kane County's deferred prosecution program, according to court records.

Rebecca Olson, of the 1100 block of South Braintree Drive, must pay fines and restitution of $3,506 and complete 140 community service hours by July 28, 2014, records show.

If Olson stays out of trouble until July 2015, the offenses can be expunged from her record.

If she gets arrested again or tests positive on a drug test, she could be sentenced to anywhere from probation to seven years in prison because she pleaded guilty to the charges earlier this week as part of admittance to the program.

A message left Friday for Gary Topol, Olson's attorney, was not returned.

Olson and another man were accused of burglaries between Aug. 7 and 10 in the Fisher Farms and Westhaven subdivisions west of Randall Road. Items stolen included loose change, credit cards, personal checks, an iPad and cologne, police said.

Olson's co-defendant, Christopher Mentenick, 25, of the 600 block of Fieldcrest Lane, South Elgin, is due in court Thursday.

He was being held at the Kane County jail on $90,000 bail. He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted. Probation also is an option.

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