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Courtni Hays charged with Class 2 Felony theft from Edgar County Health Department

Posted by on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 @ 10:33 am.

By jmkraft on August 23, 2019

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Former Edgar County Health Department employee Courtni Hays was arrested under an August 16, 2019, warrant and charged with a Class 2 Felony for allegedly committing theft of between $10,000 and $100,000 from the Edgar County Health Department.

Hays posted $500 Bond on August 19, 2019, and is scheduled to be back in court on September 19, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 2 at the Edgar County Courthouse.

We first wrote about the alleged theft on August 13th but did not mention any names. At that time the allegation presented to us was theft between $1500 and $3500. It appears the Edgar County Sheriff’s Department investigated the allegations and found more alleged theft than what we previously wrote about.

This is not the first instance of theft at the Edgar County Health Department in recent years, as former ECHD employee Chandra Smith was convicted in 2013 of a Class 1 felony and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $21,754.85.

Hays is currently employed by the Eastern Illinois Area Special Education and working as a Preschool Teacher in the Kansas, Illinois School District. Her teaching license had expired, and was reinstated on…

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