Wednesday, September 17, 2014

ILL-inois: Anti-violence worker charged in diamond theft

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From NBC 5 Chicago:
A 47-year-old woman accused of stealing a diamond from a Rosemont jeweler is the latest employee of a prominent Chicago-based anti-violence program to get locked up in recent years, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

Stacie L. Winston, an employee of CeaseFire —- an arm of Cure Violence -— was charged last month with stealing a diamond worth more than $10,000 from Helzberg Diamonds on Dec. 2, according to court records.
Winston has had four felony convictions since 1996.

Earlier this year, a CeaseFire worker was charged with raping a teenage girl. Last year, a CeaseFire worker was charged with selling heroin to a federal informant outside CeaseFire headquarters at UIC. Since 2010, seven other CeaseFire workers have been sentenced after being convicted of felonies.
The program is run by the University of Illinois-Chicago.

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