Former DeKalb Alderman, Michael Marquardt, is officially facing criminal charges for forgery and theft from his former employer, Kishwaukee Country Club.
As first reported by DeKalb County Online, after the City of DeKalb announced Marquardt’s resignation as 3rd Ward Alderman on December 6, 2018, it became known that he had been terminated by the country club, where he had worked as their Business Manager for several years. Police had been dispatched to the Kishwaukee Country Club on December 4th.
According to court records, as reported by the Daily Chronicle, DeKalb County prosecutors allege that Marquardt wrote seven checks from the country club to himself totaling $9,500 between December 2017 and November 2018, forging Board President Stephen Irving’s name in the process.
A warrant has been issued for Marquardt’s arrest and his bond has been set at $5000. If convicted, Marquardt could face up to five years in prison.