Updated: October 10, 2012 6:22AM
Three women have been charged with stealing nearly $10,000 in cash from Carl Sandburg High School while they were registering one of their children for school, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.
Linda Nassar, 36, and Sally Quaraveh, 22, both of Worth, and Sabrina Yassin, 20, of Orland Park, have each been charged with theft for taking the money from the Orland Park school, prosecutors said.
They said the three women took Nassar’s son to Sandburg to register him for school Wednesday. The women went to the school’s cashier’s office, and when they left the cashier noticed some $10,000 in cash was missing. In court, prosecutors said the money was sitting on top of a cabinet, a state’s attorney’s office spokesman said.
The cashier tried to find the women but was unsuccessful. School authorities contacted police, who found the three women in a car near Yassin’s house and pulled them over. Police recovered $1,735 that had been hidden in an armrest in the car and an additional $8,000 in cash from Yassin’s home during a search.
The three appeared late Thursday at the Cook County Circuit Courthouse in Bridgeview for a bond hearing where their bail was set at $10,000 each, the state’s attorney’s office said. Nassar was given an additional $10,000 bail for a pending retail theft case. A preliminary hearing for the three defendants is set for Sept. 24.
A spokeswoman for Consolidated High School District 230 said the district “cannot provide details regarding an ongoing investigation.”
Contributing: Mike Nolan