More trouble for former teacher accused of having sex with students
A former Carpentersville Middle School teacher accused of having sex with two students was recently arrested in Geneva on a felony charge of filing a false police report over purchases on her debit card, according to police and court records.
Lindsay P. Anderson, 27, of Geneva, turned herself in after an arrest warrant was issued April 4, Geneva Police Cmdr. Julie Nash said.
Anderson, who worked at the Community Unit District 300 school through September 2014, was charged last May with criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual abuse of two of her former students, ages 14 and 15.
According to a Geneva Police report, Anderson called authorities April 1 to say someone made $1,217 in unauthorized purchases and withdrawals in the St. Charles and Geneva area using her debit card.
Anderson told police she noticed her card was missing the day before while out shopping, and assumed she left it at her home on the 900 block of Foxwood Circle. She told police a 28-year-old male friend took the card and made the unauthorized purchases, the report said.
When police interviewed the man, he said Anderson gave him the card to pay for a hotel stay and auto repairs, according to the report. Text messages on the man's phone backed up his story and police issued an arrest warrant for Anderson instead.
"She made an allegation," Nash said. "We took the report and after investigating it further determined she was the offender in the case."
Anderson is free on bond and next due in court April 29.
Defense attorney Peter Buh did not return a phone message Tuesday.
She faces anywhere from probation to three years in prison on the false police report charge.