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.
Former Frederick PTO Treasurer Indicted
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