A man has been charged with stealing more than $210,000 from his employer over a two-year period, the DuPage County State’s Attorney Office announced Monday.
Inam Rahim, 58, of the 1700 block of Conan Doyle Road, was charged with one count of theft of more than $100,000, a Class 1 Felony, which is punishable by up to four to 15 years in prison, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said.
Rahim has worked for the Islamic Foundation in Villa Park for 12 years and for six of those years he has been the director of business and finance for the foundation. The State’s Attorney’s Office alleges that Rahim, without the authority to do so, placed his wife on the payroll. For two years, his wife was paid $212,000 though she was not employed at the foundation.
The discrepancy was found when the foundation conducted a payroll review, the DuPage County State’s Attorney Office said.
“Internal white collar crimes can at times be very difficult to unearth,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in a news release. “Defendants have gained their victim’s trust, are usually familiar with their victim’s finances and therefore know how to cover their tracks. I would like to thank the Villa Park Police Department, particularly Detective Jeff Runge for his assistance in helping us uncover this alleged scheme. I would also like to thank authorities at the Islamic Foundation for bringing this matter to our attention as well as Assistant State’s Attorney William Wu for his continued work in fighting white collar crime.”
Rahim appeared in bond court on Saturday where bond was set at $200,000. His next court hearing is set for June 4 before Judge John Kinsella.