December 4, 2010 BY MICHAEL DRAKULICH
A Midlothian woman working as an accountant siphoned off more than $600,000 over a 3 1/2 -year period from an Oak Lawn firm whose funds she was hired to protect, a Cook County assistant state’s attorney said in court Friday.
Bail was set at $75,000 for Tina Castaneda, 46, 14642 S. Millard Ave., during a hearing at the Cook County courthouse at 26th Street and California Avenue in Chicago.
Castaneda was charged with one count of theft of more than $500,000, Cook County state’s attorney’s office spokesman Andy Conklin said. The charge is a Class 1 felony that carries mandatory prison time if there’s a conviction, Conklin said.