Woman charged with stealing $400K from St. Charles company

  • Rosa M. Rodriguez

    Rosa M. Rodriguez

Updated 5/19/2020 5:49 PM

A DeKalb woman has been charged with money laundering, accused of stealing more than $400,000 from a St. Charles company.

Rosa M. Rodriguez, 40, of the 600 block of South Fourth Street, was released Tuesday on a $150,000 personal-recognizance bond.


The company, Security Equity Partners, reported a theft Jan. 31, according to St. Charles police.

Rodriguez is accused of fraudulently transferring more than $400,000 from the company's checking account to her personal account from 2016 to 2019.

The money laundering charge is a felony punishable by six to 30 years in prison if Rodriguez is convicted.

She also is charged with defrauding a financial institution, theft from a financial institution, theft by deception, conducting a continuing financial crime enterprise, computer fraud, forgery, and writing bad checks to obtain money.

Her next court date is June 3.

Security Equity Partners' website says it provides funding for security alarm companies.

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