Township supervisor accused of embezzling from private firm

PLAINFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois township supervisor is facing allegations he stole money over six years from the company he founded.

Plainfield Township supervisor Anthony Fremarek is charged in an indictment unsealed Thursday with wire fraud and making false statements to a financial institution. Fremarek pleaded not guilty during an appearance before a federal magistrate judge in Chicago.

The judge ordered him released on a $250,000 recognizance bond. His lawyer, Vincent Pinelli, was not immediately available for comment.

Prosecutors allege that between 2013 and 2019 Fremarek embezzled about $1.38 million from an unnamed privately held consulting firm based in Schaumburg.