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TOWER HILL — The former Tower Hill village treasurer has been charged with theft of government property more than $100,000 from the Shelby County village.

Nancy Finley, 51, left her job in May working for the village, population 609. An Illinois State Police investigation charges she obtained control of village funds during a period from May 2010 through the end of 2016, according to court documents.

Village officials, including Village Board President Phil Watson and Village Clerk Deborah Carroll, refused to comment on the charges, citing an ongoing investigation. A spokesman for the state police confirmed investigators were still working on the case. Shelby County State’s Attorney Gina Vonderheide is on vacation this week and was unavailable to comment.

Finley was appointed village treasurer in 2009, according to the Shelby County News. 

Finley posted $50,000 bond and is scheduled for a court appearance on Nov. 29. A call to her home in Pana was not answered.


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