Winnebago County, Ill. — On Thursday, May 23, Steven A. Bennett, 49, of Roscoe was arrested and charged with two counts of theft and one count of forgery.

He was indicted by a Winnebago County Grand Jury for embezzling from the long term care centers he was employed to oversee.

Bennett is a former executive director with LTC Support Services and oversaw the operation of 29 Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) homes in Northwest Illinois.

CILA homes are funded by Medicaid and provide housing for individuals who are developmentally disabled.

An Illinois State Police investigation revealed that from January 2010 through June 2016, Bennett allegedly embezzled more than $100,000 from LTC Support Services by using corporate credit cards assigned to himself and former employees for personal purchases.

Bennett was arrested in Elgin, Illinois and taken to the Kane County jail.

A Winnebago County judge set his bond at $20,000.  The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.

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