Daughter of Will County Board Member Charged with Felony

The Chicago Sun Times ran an article on Sunday July 29, 2012 in which it is stated a young female is facing two felony counts of theft. The female is the daughter of Will County Board member Herbert Brooks Jr..
As stated by the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, Megan J. Brooks, of Joliet pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Tuesday. Although her plea is not guilty, Brooks has admitted to Joliet police that she implemented gift cards to aid in stealing nearly $1,300 from the Target store located in the 2700 block of Plainfield Road in Joliet.
Megan Brooks was indicted back in May, yet not arraigned until earlier this week. Her next scheduled court appearance is on August 28, 2012. Because her relation to County Board member Herbert Brooks Jr, a special prosecutor will be required to prosecute the case, a spokeperson for the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office said.
Target personnel witnessed Megan Brooks retrieve items off of shelves within the Joliet Target Store where she was employed. She would then immediately scan the items as returns. Once the credit was established on those “returned” items, Brooks would transfer the credit onto gift cards and credit cards. She would then use those newly credited cards to purchase new items. Commander Brian Benton of the Joliet police said that the crimes were committed between the dates of December 6, 2011 and March 20, 2012.
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