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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Bond Set at $ 10,000 for Former Employee Accused of Stealing from Elmhurst Hospital

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael Ruth announced today that Felony Theft charges have been filed against a former employee of Elmhurst Hospital accused of stealing more than $218,000 from the hospital cafeteria. Todd Jagow, 43 (d.o.b. 4/24/1977) of the 2500 block of Stonewall Avenue, Woodridge, appeared at a bond reduction hearing yesterday where Judge Brian Telander set bond at $10,000 bond with 10% to apply. On March 16, 2021, a $250,000 arrest warrant was issued for Jagow. At yesterday morning’s hearing, the State argued for a $250,000 with 10% to apply bond in accordance with the previously issued arrest warrant. Following the hearing, which was held via Zoom, Jagow turned himself in at the Elmhurst Police station, posted $1,000, the necessary 10% of his bond, and was released from custody. He has been charged with two counts of Theft in Excess of $100,000, a Class 1 Felony punishable by up to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Jagow was a supervisor of the cafeteria of Elmhurst Hospital.  It is alleged that Jagow stole money that totaled approximately $218,630.39, from that cafeteria by entering fictitious mobile money identifier (MMID) refunds of money in the amount that he stole so that the cash registers would balance. It is alleged that the theft took place between February 13, 2018 and January 20, 2020. It is alleged that Jagow used the money to pay personal expenses. Jagow’s alleged scheme was uncovered when authorities conducted a review of cafeteria sales. An investigation conducted by the Elmhurst Police Department and the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, with assistance from hospital authorities, resulted in today’s charges.

“It is alleged that Mr. Jagow treated the coffers at Elmhurst Hospital as his own personal piggy bank, skimming money as he needed,” Berlin said. “His alleged scheme came to an end however, when authorities at the hospital grew suspicious of his actions and contacted the Elmhurst Police Department who conducted a thorough investigation. I commend the Elmhurst Police Department, particularly Detective Dan Torza, for their diligence in unraveling Mr. Jagow’s alleged scheme. I would like to thank authorities at Elmhurst Hospital for their assistance and cooperation throughout the entire investigation. I would also like to thank Assistant State’s Attorney Ken Tatarelis for his efforts in securing strong charges against Mr. Jagow.”       

Jagow’s next court appearance is scheduled for April 20, 2021, for arraignment in front of Judge Telander.        

Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.