Crime & Courts

Ex-McHenry County assistant state's attorney charged with felony theft

Spring Grove woman allegedly stole more than $10,000 from McHenry lawyer

Robin L. Perry, 51, of Spring Grove, faces two charges of theft of an amount more than $10,000 but less than $100,000, a Class 2 felony. She also is charged with four counts of theft of an amount between $500 and $10,000, which are Class 3 felonies. A former McHenry County Assistant State's Attorney, Perry allegedly stole more than $10,000 from several accounts held by the principal attorney of a McHenry law firm where she worked.
Robin L. Perry, 51, of Spring Grove, faces two charges of theft of an amount more than $10,000 but less than $100,000, a Class 2 felony. She also is charged with four counts of theft of an amount between $500 and $10,000, which are Class 3 felonies. A former McHenry County Assistant State's Attorney, Perry allegedly stole more than $10,000 from several accounts held by the principal attorney of a McHenry law firm where she worked.

WOODSTOCK – A former McHenry County assistant state's attorney faces felony theft charges after she allegedly stole more than $10,000 from several accounts held by the principal attorney of a McHenry law firm where she worked.

Robin L. Perry, 51, faces two charges of theft of an amount more than $10,000 but less than $100,000, a Class 2 felony. She also is charged with four counts of theft of an amount between $500 and $10,000, which are Class 3 felonies.

If convicted on the more serious charge, Perry could face between two and five years in prison.

The indictment against Perry, of Spring Grove, alleges she exerted unauthorized control over the property of Guy R. Youman at different times between November 2012 and March 2015. The indictment lists three accounts that were targeted.

Youman, the principal and managing attorney at the Law Offices of Rupp & Youman said he discovered the alleged theft while performing his annual accounting in early 2015. He said Perry was employed as an attorney at his firm from November 2013 to September 2014.

“These are accounts that I have control of and I have the checkbooks for,” Youman said. “And she helped herself to those checkbooks.”

Youman said, in total, the thefts were in the lower range of the $10,000 to $100,000 range, although he declined to comment on exactly how much money was involved.

Perry worked as an assistant state's attorney in the late 1990s. She also served as a Zoning Board of Appeals board member from 2003 to 2011, according to McHenry County human resources records.

Perry was indicted on the charges Jan. 28, but the indictment was sealed until Friday when she was booked into McHenry County Jail on $50,000 bond.

Perry could not be reached for comment, and there was no attorney listed for her.

Assistant State's Attorney Michael Combs declined to comment on the case because it's pending.

Perry is next due in court at 9 a.m. Feb. 26.

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