The former president of the Wheaton North High School Booster Club, who recently pleaded guilty to stealing more than $11,000 from the organization, is in trouble with the law again.
DuPage Judge Daniel Guerin on Tuesday signed a $50,000 bond arrest warrant for Dorothy "Dee" Horky, 58, of Carol Stream after she failed to attend her second consecutive court date related to her impending sentencing. When she is sentenced, she faces a maximum of seven years in prison for the thefts.
When Horky failed to appear on May 29, her attorney, Tim Martin, told Guerin that Horky was having gallstone surgery. On Tuesday, Martin told Guerin that Horky had not been honest with him about having surgery and was instead receiving outpatient medical treatment for a different situation.
Guerin said he questioned the truthfulness of Horky's whereabouts and said he hopes she isn't stalling.
"I can't just have her not showing up and not being upfront about where she is and why," Guerin said. "I just can't have it."
From May 2006 through May 2011 Horky served as president of the booster club and was issued a club credit card with her name on it.
Investigators said Horky took cash advances totaling $10,985.53 between July 2012 and November 2012. She then withdrew $9,838.32 from a club bank account that she had access to and transferred that money to pay for the cash advances she had taken on the credit card.
Horky was arrested in March 2013 and has been free on $500 bond ever since.
Her next court date is scheduled for 9 a.m. July 23 where Assistant State's Attorney Diane Michalak will seek to have her bond revoked.