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Former Frederick PTO Treasurer Pleads Not Guilty to Theft

Elizabeth Bako plead not guilty at her arraignment Wednesday.

At an arraignment hearing in Lake County court Wednesday, former Frederick School PTO treasurer Elizabeth Bako pleaded not guilty to felony theft, according to the Daily Herald.

Bako, 41, of Woodland Drive, Grayslake, was indicted Nov. 21.

Bako is charged with two counts of felony theft. One count is for theft of $10,000 to $100,000. The second count is for theft of $500 to $10,000, according to the Lake County Circuit Court Clerk's Office.

Bako is accused of stealing from the Frederick School PTO between April 2011 and May 2012, while she was serving as treasurer.

Bako is also charged with using a debit card with intent to fraud, reports the Daily Herald.

At the hearing, Lake County Judge Victoria Rossetti said Bako was not permitted to have contact with PTO members or the District 46 School Board, nor is she allowed on Frederick School property aside from attending a holiday concert this month, reported the Daily Herald.

A tentative trial date has been set for March 18, with both sides due back in court on Feb. 19, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Bako remains free on $2,500 bond.

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Tony February 18, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Big day today Lisa. Please be sure to update the story.
Concerned D46 Prnt February 20, 2013 at 01:48 AM
Did anyone hear anything? I did hear that it was continued because States attny had not gotten all the paperwork over to her attny yet. . .but wanted to see if there was anymore to it or if I heard right/wrong.
Tony February 21, 2013 at 12:18 PM
Any updates?
Parent February 22, 2013 at 12:27 AM
Judge set trial date of March 13. I'm confused, since the trial had been previously set for March 18. Maybe someone at the Patch can confirm.

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