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Former Plainfield Township supervisor pleads guilty to stealing nearly $1.4 million from private firm

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The former Plainfield Township elected supervisor pleaded guilty Monday to charges of stealing about $1.4 million over six years from a private company for which he served as chief financial officer.

Anthony Fremarek, 51, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud during a telephone hearing before U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman.

Fremarek resigned three months after being indicted in January 2021. He faces a maximum prison sentence of about four years and three months, according to calculations by the Federal Prosecutor’s Office. decreased significantly.

Gettleman has set an in-person sentencing hearing for February 23.

Prosecutors allege that Fremarek embezzled approximately $1.38 million from Company A, a privately held Schaumburg-based consulting firm, between 2013 and 2019 and used company funds to make unauthorized payments to personal credit cards. claimed to have paid for

Although the company’s name wasn’t in court records, Fremarek’s biography on the Plainfield Township website and his LinkedIn page shows that he was the chief financial officer at PSC Group LLC. . business.

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According to the plea bargain, as the CFO of Company A, Fremarek attempted to cover up the fraud by making false entries in the company’s accounting system to make it appear that the payment was made to a legitimate vendor.

According to the indictment, he also submitted false documents to the bank in which Company A held accounts that “falsely inflated Company A’s liquidity”, thereby allowing him to continue the scheme without detection. I was able to do.

A Republican, Fremarek was elected to the township’s board of trustees in April 2009 and was elected overseer four years later. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois.

In a statement on his campaign website from 2020, Fremalek touted his economic prowess and said he was proud the town was firmly “in the black.”

“I have led a board that believes running a township is no different than running our home,” he wrote. “Simply put, you can only spend what you earn.”

At Monday’s hearing, Fremarek told the judge he had recently worked “as the CFO of a small business,” but declined to elaborate.

jmeisner@chicagotribun.com

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