51-year-old Kimberly Everhart, the former police chief of Hinckley, was arrested Tuesday and charged with illegally recording a conversation with Hinckley Village President Nancy Nelson in 2017.

According to the Illinois State Police, Everhart “while acting in her official capacity as the Hinckley Chief of Police, knowing the act to be forbidden by law, did knowingly and without the consent of the victim, Nancy Nelson, use an eavesdropping device for the purpose of recording a conversation, to which she and the victim were party to.” 

Nelson was elected in 2017. In December of 2018, Everhart was fired as police chief at Nelson’s behest, according to WSPY. Former Chief Gregg Waitkus was appointed as interim chief.

Everhart has been charged with Official Misconduct and Use of an Eavesdropping Device without Consent. She was arrested Tuesday after turning herself in.

Everhart could face up to five years in prison if convicted. She is due in DeKalb County court on March 27th.