Winnebago Coroner Bill Hintz jailed, pleads not guilty to charges of fraud, stealing from the dead

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz was booked into jail Wednesday after pleading Not Guilty in court to additional felony counts of theft and official misconduct for allegedly stealing property from the dead.

The Illinois Attorney General has accused Hintz of stealing $14,500 in cash belonging to deceased individuals, taking $2,500 from family members of the dead in exchange for county funded cremations, and Hintz and his wife were previously accused of stealing $15,818 in government funds.

William Hintz updated mugshot. Photo: Winnebago County Jail

Hintz has previously pleaded not guilty to the charges of theft, forgery and official misconduct.

He was jailed Wednesday and subsequently bonded out.

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