In the News: Rep. Wheeler bill tightens penalties for non-profit thieves

By Tony Scott
Kendall County Record

A local legislator and former board chairman for the Kendall County Food Pantry wants those convicted of theft from non-profit organizations punished more severely.

Rep. Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, has filed a bill stating that anyone convicted of theft from a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization be sentenced to one felony class higher than other convicted thieves. Theft that qualifies as a Class X felony would have a minimum penalty of seven years in state prison, according to the proposed bill..

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