Blotter: Feb. 17

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

Police arrest Chicago woman in connection with $17K theft from Evanston company

Police arrested a Chicago woman Wednesday in connection with stealing more than $17,000 from her former employer, an Evanston-based construction company.

Police arrested Karla Lauer in connection with thefts from Roberts Construction Group committed between August and December 2012, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. As an employee, Lauer deposited checks intended to pay for the company’s credit line into her personal account, Parrott said. Lauer, 46, took more than $17,000 through numerous transactions. The group reported the thefts to police in July 2013.

Lauer, of the 6900 block of N. Oriole Avenue, was arrested and charged with one count of felony theft, a class two felony, Parrott said.

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