Travel agent stole over $100,000 from clients: prosecutors

Ultimate Travel owner Colleen Kosiek pocketed money intended to pay for travel arrangements such as airline tickets, prosecutors said.

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A Barlett based travel agent was charged with allegedly stealing money from clients.

A Barlett based travel agent was charged with allegedly stealing money from clients.

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A Bartlett-based travel agent allegedly stole more than $100,000from clients and gave them fake tickets in return.

Ultimate Travel owner Colleen Kosiek pocketed money intended to pay for travel arrangements between April 2017 and March 2019, according to the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.

One couple was given falsified airline reservations from Chicago to Panama City to Santiago and back to Chicago, prosecutors said.

ADuPage County Grand Jury returned a 42-count indictment against Kosiek Jan. 21, on charges of continuing financial crimes, financial institution fraud and identity theft, among others.

Kosiek, 50, of Carol Stream, turned herself into police Monday and posted the $10,000, necessary to be released from custody.

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