Long before more than $250,000 vanished from the Arlington Heights mayor's court, state auditors suggested officials implement safeguards to prevent internal theft.
Former Arlington Heights Mayor's Court Clerk Donna Covert and her daughter turned themselves in to authorities to face indictments for theft in office and other charges.
The village of Arlington Heights is dealing with a huge mess after two former city clerks, Donna Covert and her daughter Laura Covert Jarvis, were indicted for stealing money from drivers who paid for speeding tickets in cash between 2007 and 2010.
The Hamilton County prosecutor confirms "someone was stealing money" from fines in one of the Tri-State's most notorious speed traps. Documents obtained by 9 News show Arlington Heights knew about the missing money for nearly a decade.