Friday, February 20, 2015

WDCB Engineer Charged with Theft

This is a pretty serious case--WDCB (The college of Dupage's radio station) engineer John Valenta is being charged with faking repairs to the station's transmitters, and having his outside company invoice the station for those repairs. The bill was over $200,000. From the Sun-Times...

“The allegations in this case clearly illustrate the concept of simple greed,” State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in a prepared statement. “The defendant had a good job for more than two decades before he allegedly decided to illegally supplement his income at the expense of the College of DuPage.”

Valenta, of the 1700 block of Lucky Debonair Court in Wheaton, was charged with felony theft and ordered held on a $400,000 bond Thursday, the state’s attorney’s office said.

If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison, prosecutors said. Valenta will next appear in court March 2.