Southwest Suburban Women Charged With Theft of School Funds

Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Three women have been charged with stealing nearly $10,000 in cash from a southwest suburban public high school while they were registering one of their children for school, according to the Office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

Linda Nassar, 36, and Sally Quaraveh, 22, both of Worth, and Sabrina Yassin, 20, of Orland Park, have each been charged with one count of Felony Theft in connection with the theft of the money from Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park. 

According to prosecutors, on September 5, the defendants took Nassar’s son to Sandburg to register him for school. The women went to the school’s cashier’s office and when they left the cashier noticed that approximately $10,000 in cash was missing. The cashier attempted to locate the defendants but was unsuccessful.

School authorities contacted police who located the defendants in a car near Yassin’s house and pulled them over. Police recovered $1,735 that had been hidden in an armrest in the vehicle and an additional $8,000 in cash from Yassin’s home during a search. 

The defendants appeared late yesterday at the Cook County Circuit Courthouse in Bridgeview for a bond hearing where their bail was set at $10,000 each. Nassar was given an additional $10,000 bond for a pending retail theft case.  A preliminary hearing for the three defendants is set for Sept. 24.

The public is reminded that charging documents contain allegations that are not evidence of guilt. The defendants are entitled to a fair trial at which the state has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.