EVANSTON (WNE) — Two former employees of the Evanston Housing Authority (EHA) entered pleas of no contest to charges of theft of EHA property in Third District Court on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
Gerry Bolger and Donna Evans were both arraigned on charges of felony theft for taking property belonging to EHA between Jan. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2015.
Another former EHA employee, Dustin Robbins, had previously entered a guilty plea to felony theft and was sentenced on Oct. 30.
Attorneys for both Bolger and Evans said they had reached a plea agreement with the prosecution through which both would pay restitution and receive a period of probation of one year if the restitution was paid in full by that time. Otherwise probation would be for a period of five years.
Bolger’s restitution would be in the amount of $7,000, while Evans would have to pay $10,000.
Robbins was sentenced to two years supervised probation and he was ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution.
Judge Joseph Bluemel has not yet accepted the no contest pleas and has ordered pre-sentence investigations and substance abuse assessments prior to issuing his decision.