Glenview woman charged in theft of more than $100,000 from Ravinia Festival

Michelle Bringham worked in accounting when she wrote checks to a fake vendor and used another employee’s signature stamp on checks, according to the Illinois attorney general’s office.

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A Glenview woman is accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the Ravinia Festival while working in the accounting department.

Michelle Bringham, 39, was charged with theft by deception and forgery, according to the attorney general’s office.

The theft happened while Bringham worked as an accounting coordinator for the nonprofit association that operates the popular music festival in Highland Park.

Bringham wrote checks to a fake vendor and also used another employee’s signature stamp on checks without the employee’s permission, the office said.

The case was also being investigated by the FBI, the office said.

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