Woman Accused Of Stealing Thousands From SIU

Carbondale, Ill – A woman faces charges of theft for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from SIU.

42-year-old Kathy Howerton is accused of stealing around $33,000 from the Student Health Center in Carbondale. Howerton was a chief clerk at the Student Health Center until she was let go last year.

The Southern Illinoisan reports the money was found in 2013 while Howerton was on vacation.

She will appear in court July 15 for a pre-trial and July 21 for a jury trial.