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March 18, 2016

Posted  March 18, 2016

Illinois announced that a former Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) caseworker was arraigned on charges of theft, aggravated ID theft and official misconduct for allegedly stealing a reissued LINK card from a DHS client. Gwendolyn Ross, 63, of Rockford, surrendered herself to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office on March 11. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan alleged that Ross, a former IDHS caseworker at the Winnebago County Family Community Resource Centre (FCRC), stole a reissued LINK card from a DHS client while it was being processed by the Rockford DHS office. Within hours of obtaining the card, she was observed on store security footage using the card to make purchases. IL