WREX: Special Prosecutor Dave Neal announced Wednesday that former Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn has been charged with two counts of felony theft from his time in office.
Current Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle said the charges were a result of an ongoing investigation that began shortly after an internal audit of the office was conducted in December 2014 and January 2015.
Prosecutors allege that Harn used Ogle County credit cards or funds to purchase electronics, boat equipment, adult novelty items, computer equipment, radio controlled toys, party tents, coolers, weapons, hunting guns, clothing, Harley Davidson accessories including a leather jacket, camera and AV equipment, tools, designer sunglasses, home improvement supplies and outdoor fountains. The charges state that the total cost of the items bought was between $500 – $10,000.
Harn also allegedly purchased auto maintenance for his personal vehicles and radio advertising services with county funds, with a total cost of between $500 – $10,000.
Source and full details on WREX