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Algonquin woman sentenced to six years for writing bad checks

Published: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 5:33 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 11:44 p.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – An Algonquin woman has been sentenced to six years for a series of financial crimes.

Kelly L. Batchelor, 41, pleaded guilty Thursday in exchange for a sentence of six years for one count of burglary, a Class 2 felony; and one count of deceptive practice, a Class 4 felony, according to a news release from the Kane County State's Attorney's Office.

She also was resentenced to five years, which will be served concurrently with her other prison terms, for violating probation on a 2010 sentence. In that case, she pleaded guilty to accumulating more than $60,000 in debt in her grandmother's name.

Batchelor was on probation when she wrote several checks on a closed bank account, the release said.

During one instance, she purchased $329.99 worth of items from a West Dundee retailer and then traded the items for cash at a pawn shop, the release said. During another, she purchased items worth $2,801.50 from a furniture store in Algonquin.

Batchelor will receive 119 days credit for time served.

Emily K. Coleman

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