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Former GM of the Radisson Hotel Schaumburg Charged with Felony Theft;
Issued then Deposited Bogus Payroll Checks into Personal Bank Account

Chicago TribuneMcClatchy-Tribune Regional News

Oct. 24, 2007 - -SCHAUMBURG -- Bail was set Tuesday at $25,000 for a former general manager of the Radisson Hotel Schaumburg who was charged with felony theft after police said he issued bogus payroll checks and deposited them in his bank account.

Authorities said Alvin Pangilinan, 45, of Plainfield was accused of issuing 83 payroll checks for more than $30,000 over 15 months from 2005 to 2007 for shifts that employees did not work. The employees were not aware of the checks, prosecutors said at a bail hearing in the Rolling Meadows branch of Cook County Circuit Court.

One of Pangilinan's responsibilities at the hotel, 1725 E. Algonquin Rd., was payroll, said Ruthe Howes, an assistant state's attorney.

A corporate audit turned up problems in March, and Pangilinan surrendered Monday after a long investigation, said Schaumburg Police Officer Mark Eschel.

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