Posen library board member booked on ...

Posen library board member booked on theft charges

There are 48 comments on the The SouthtownStar story from Apr 3, 2009, titled Posen library board member booked on theft charges. In it, The SouthtownStar reports that:

A library board official from Posen has been indicted for stealing more than $135,000 from Midlothian public library.

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Ron Zarantenello

Chicago, IL

#1 Apr 13, 2009
What an unfortunate situation for the Posen Library district. I grew up in Posen and hearing of this alleged crime perpetrated by Sergeant Detective Quirk’s wife, Susan Quirk is very disheartening. My hope is that Mrs. Quirk will take responsibility for her alleged actions and not use the crutch of her gambling addiction as a defense or excuse. I hope she and her family are able to get through this obvious difficult time and the tax-paying residents of Posen are made whole.
hmmmmmmmmm

United States

#2 Jan 8, 2010
What ever happened with this anyway??????????
She Is Just Another Crook

AOL

#3 Jan 13, 2010
hmmmmmmmmm wrote:
What ever happened with this anyway??????????
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/crime/wo...

SHE ONLY GOT 2 YEARS PROBABTION!!!!
WHAT A SCAM.......

“Stand tall and steadfast”

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#4 Jan 13, 2010
I find it completely unbelievable that only probation, counseling, curfew, and "restitution" were the punishment for this crime. Taxpayers were outrageously defrauded and this is not an adequate answering in my mind. Regardless of any contributory conditions that may have influenced the actions, this is a long term, multiple action, heinous crime against taxpayers who elected her to office. Unfortunately, the likelihood that the library ever sees all of that money returned is slim to none unless she liquidates remaining assets, which in this economy may not do the job...most unfortunate....Posen residents lets hear your thoughts on this outcome?

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian, IL

#5 Jan 13, 2010
She got a slap on the wrist. Posen would be better off if she paid the taxpayers back and move her cheating butt out of town. Oh they should not let her do community service in Posen Police station.
Posen

Blue Island, IL

#6 Jan 14, 2010
I knew from the get go, Sue would get a slap on the wrist! unbelievable! I'm really curious as to what the guy who stole from the sports program in another town will get. Thinking if he gets actual jail time, this slap on the wrist Sue got will tell the story about the benefits of being a cops wife is........
dikwad

Pleasanton, CA

#7 Jan 14, 2010
She Is Just Another Crook wrote:
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http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/crime/wo...
SHE ONLY GOT 2 YEARS PROBABTION!!!!
WHAT A SCAM.......
She didn't just get 2 years probation you idiot, can you read??
dikwad

Pleasanton, CA

#8 Jan 14, 2010
Posen wrote:
I knew from the get go, Sue would get a slap on the wrist! unbelievable! I'm really curious as to what the guy who stole from the sports program in another town will get. Thinking if he gets actual jail time, this slap on the wrist Sue got will tell the story about the benefits of being a cops wife is........
Another uneducated comment, being a cops wife had nothing to do with this. Posen's attorney asked for a lighter sentence so why don't you blame them?? Did you think she was going to ask for a harsher punishment? The judge made the decision, guess now Posen has to live with it.
dikwad

Pleasanton, CA

#9 Jan 14, 2010
ChangeInPosen wrote:
I find it completely unbelievable that only probation, counseling, curfew, and "restitution" were the punishment for this crime. Taxpayers were outrageously defrauded and this is not an adequate answering in my mind. Regardless of any contributory conditions that may have influenced the actions, this is a long term, multiple action, heinous crime against taxpayers who elected her to office. Unfortunately, the likelihood that the library ever sees all of that money returned is slim to none unless she liquidates remaining assets, which in this economy may not do the job...most unfortunate....Posen residents lets hear your thoughts on this outcome?
The court has ordered her to pay it back, do you think that there is leniancy with that? Get a little more educated on the court system before you start throwing out statements that aren't accurate. I dont' agree with what she did but she will have to pay back all of the money she stole. And isn't that the point, that Posen gets their money back?
dikwad

Pleasanton, CA

#10 Jan 14, 2010
Posen will get Better wrote:
She got a slap on the wrist. Posen would be better off if she paid the taxpayers back and move her cheating butt out of town. Oh they should not let her do community service in Posen Police station.
Are there only uneducated idiots on this blog? Seriously, read the paper people, she didn't just get a slap on the wrist, she has to pay restitution which means she has to pay all the money she stole back!
Posen

Blue Island, IL

#11 Jan 14, 2010
Dikwad, apparently the name suits you, anyway......

No I didn't "think" she would ASK for a harsher sentence, she shouldn't ASK for anything!
YOu said she has to pay restitution which means she has to pay all the money she stole back.

WELL THAT IS NOT PUNISHMENT... it wasn't hers so of course she should pay it back!
And yes I do think being the cops wife had alot to do with
You have some nerve calling everyone on here idiots, you should look in the mirror, your posts make you sound more like the idiot.

Noone came on here looking for a fight, why must your answers be so ignorant and rude
dikwad

Pleasanton, CA

#12 Jan 14, 2010
I'm not being ignorant, ignorance is lack of knowledge which I have plenty of, however when facts are miscontrued then it makes you look like the idiot. I call 'em how I see 'em, isn't that what you are all doing?? She did not get a slap on the wrist, she did not only get restitution she did get a punishment suitable for her crime according the judge. Do you think you know more than an aoppointed judge? What would jail do for her that home confinement won't? Do you really wish that great of harm to her? Seems like you have a lot of misdirected anger. She is taking responsibility for her actions, but what about the people that should of been involved in the book keeping? What about the board members, what about the towns people, what about the attorney who asked for a lesser sentence?? There are definately some other individuals that need to take some responsibility. It's not her fault she didn't get jail time.
Tommy

Addison, IL

#13 Jan 14, 2010
dikwad wrote:
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Another uneducated comment, being a cops wife had nothing to do with this. Posen's attorney asked for a lighter sentence so why don't you blame them?? Did you think she was going to ask for a harsher punishment? The judge made the decision, guess now Posen has to live with it.
Being a cops wife had nothing to do with it'And you called someone else an idiot.

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian, IL

#14 Jan 14, 2010
She will never come up with enough money to pay us taxpayers back. If you rob a bank you go to jail, then how come if you rob from the people and children you don't? Cause she is married to a cop. Yes probation for 2 years, curfew for 6 months, pay us back our money, community service(feel sorry for who she does it with) and gamblers anonymous. That is a slap on the wrist for what she did. She should have served some jail time other do for less crimes.
OMG

Midlothian, IL

#15 Jan 14, 2010
Yes dikwad Posen once again will have to live with it but that does not mean we have to agree with it.

Since: Apr 09

Midlothian, IL

#16 Jan 14, 2010
dikwad wrote:
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Are there only uneducated idiots on this blog? Seriously, read the paper people, she didn't just get a slap on the wrist, she has to pay restitution which means she has to pay all the money she stole back!
How is she going to pay back what she don't have? I am not an idiot nor uneducated. If you rob a gas station for 16 bucks you go to jail. She took from the children and taxpayers in our town. She got 6 months curfew not confinement, 130 hours of community service, 2years probation and must go to gamblers anonymous. Yes we have to deal with the ruling but that does not mean we have to like it.

“Stand tall and steadfast”

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#18 Jan 14, 2010
Actually its for $180,000...and I agree with you Intelligent Voice, if a lien can be sought it is a good idea to pursue it...at least then there is a chance for the full amount to be repaid.

Also, to dikwad, OMG has a point, we have to live with the sentencing and the judge did make a ruling, but we definitely do not have to agree with the result....still you are correct, whats done is done and the ruling has been made, that is not going to change. I hope that I am echoing the opinion of many residents in that I just hope that the library district gets every penny back in a timely manner.
dikwad

Pleasanton, CA

#19 Jan 14, 2010
Everyone keeps acting like it's not going to be paid back, she has no choice, the court ordered her to do so...or she'll go to jail...so which is it, do you want to be paid back or do you want her to go to jail?? And you don't have to agree with the judgement just know that it was the judges decision on her punishment and it had nothing to do with who her husband is or what she wanted for a punishment. And obviously what you want isn't realistic otherwise the judge would of given it to her. Makes me wonder that maybe you don't have a clue of what went on in that courtroom. And if you weren't there then how can you make a judgement about her punishment??

“Stand tall and steadfast”

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#20 Jan 14, 2010
dikwad wrote:
Everyone keeps acting like it's not going to be paid back, she has no choice, the court ordered her to do so...or she'll go to jail...so which is it, do you want to be paid back or do you want her to go to jail?? And you don't have to agree with the judgement just know that it was the judges decision on her punishment and it had nothing to do with who her husband is or what she wanted for a punishment. And obviously what you want isn't realistic otherwise the judge would of given it to her. Makes me wonder that maybe you don't have a clue of what went on in that courtroom. And if you weren't there then how can you make a judgement about her punishment??
I am not going to argue with you dikwad, obviously you have your own opinion which you are entitled to, as do I. I do not agree with the entirety of your opinion, but I will defend your right as a citizen to have and express it. I do believe that jail time was a realistic potential punishment for stealing over a hundred thousand in taxpayer funds, not an excessive amount mind you, but at least some time, and it has been previously stated on the cook county state attorney website that she could have gotten up to fifteen years in prison. However it is apparent that compassion was exercised towards the defendant. Compassion and leniency is at the discretion of the judge, who can take into account testimony and requests from the affected parties, and the state attorney in terms of offering plea agreements, that may have occurred....again I do not know the particulars of whether there was one or not. Although I was not present in the courtroom for the duration of the trial dates, I am like every citizen able to examine the facts of the case and develop my own opinion on the issue. As for whether or not it is paid back, yes she must pay it back per the ruling, but still, the economic condition and capacity to repay has to be taken into account when determining the method and time frame of repayment, again I do not know all the different nuances of law regarding repayment schedules...I am just saying that I hope the library district is able to receive the money in its entirety in the near future, rather than the potential of a monthly installment repayment over many years, even decades. The charged offenses occurred from 2001-2008 I believe...so I hope that the repayment for eight years of damage doesn't take 25 plus years on installments to occur.
Posenite

AOL

#22 Jan 14, 2010
She got off way too easy.

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