WATSEKA — A Paxton woman is scheduled to appear in Iroquois County Circuit Court later this month on felony residential burglary and theft charges alleging she stole more than $10,000 in cash from a Loda resident’s home in February.
Theresa S. Nelson, 51, who listed an address in the 300 block of East Spruce Street, was charged with the two felonies by the Iroquois County State’s Attorney’s Office and indicted on both counts by an Iroquois County grand jury on April 3, according to court records.
Nelson was later arrested on a warrant and released after posting $2,500 of her $25,000 bond.
In a court on May 6, Judge James Kinzer scheduled another hearing for 9:30 a.m. May 16 for the setting of arraignment and the appointment of a public defender.
According to charging documents and the indictment, Nelson allegedly entered a home in the 200 block of South Elm Street in Loda on Feb. 27 and stole “U.S. currency in excess of $10,000.”
Nelson was charged with residential burglary, a Class 1 felony, and theft of $10,000 to $100,000, a Class 2 felony.
Nelson has previously been convicted in Ford County of giving/selling alcohol to a minor, misdemeanor domestic battery, felonious domestic battery, use of a forged credit or debit card and possession of drug paraphernalia.