North Side man charged with stealing from special ed school in Lisle

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Kenan Bektasevic | DuPage County state’s attorney’s office

A West Rogers Park man has been charged with stealing cash and cleaning equipment from a special education school in west suburban Lisle.

Kenan Bektasevic, 29, was charged with two felony counts of burglary for stealing from Giant Steps, 2500 Cabot Drive in Lisle, according to a statement from the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.

Bektasevic worked for a cleaning company that was contracted to clean Giant Steps, a day school and therapy facility for children and adults with autism, prosecutors said. He was scheduled to clean the school on Oct. 6 but instead called in sick.

He then went to the school that day, used his key card to get in and stole a vacuum cleaner and an envelope full of cash, according to the state’s attorney’s office. On Nov. 4, he used his key card to access the school again and, while wearing a mask, stole a safe containing about $3,500.

Lisle police eventually identified Bektasevic as the suspect and he was subsequently arrested and charged, prosecutors said. DuPage County Judge Joseph Bugos ordered him held on a $50,000 bond during a hearing Friday morning.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 12 before DuPage County Judge John Kinsella.

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