Three Women Accused of $10,000 Sandburg Theft Plead Guilty
The three women, including one from Orland Park, accused of stealing cash from Carl Sandburg High School’s cashier’s office took pleas for misdemeanor theft charges Friday.
Two Worth women and a woman from Orland Park pleaded guilty to theft charges, after accepting a plea deal Friday.
Linda Nassar, 36, and Sally Quaraveh, 22, both of Worth, and Sabrina Yassin, 20, of Orland Park, each pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft in front of Judge John J. Hynes in Bridgeview. Hynes sentenced the three women to 18 months of supervision each, as well as $230 in court fees and costs.
All three, who were out on bail, gave one word “yes” or “no” answers to Hynes questions as he read off terms of the guilty pleas.
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Nassar, who spoke through a sign language interpreter, thanked the judge for accommodating her speech needs.
On Sept. 5, Nassar, Quaraveh and Yassin were at Sandburg to register Nassar’s son for school. Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Debbie Lawler said during Friday’s hearing that the three entered the school’s cashier’s office, where a bag containing $10,033 in cash was in view.
Cheryl Becker, who worked as a school cashier until she too was accused of stealing a similar amount of money from the school in August, noticed that the bag was missing after the three women left the office and notified authorities, Lawler said during the hearing.
Orland Park police recovered the money at Yassin’s home shortly after they were notified. The three were each originally charged with felony theft.
Hynes also said Friday that all three women are not allowed any contact with Carl Sandburg High School, as part of their sentence.
Attorney James I. Stepanek, who represented all three women, asked the judge if Yassin would be able to attend an upcoming relative’s graduation at the school.
“I have no problem with limited access like that,” Hynes said during the hearing. “But you must call the school first and receive permission to do so.”
During a previous court hearing on Wednesday, Hynes warned the women that contact with the school could lead to jail time, after Yassin was reportedly seen at the school.
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