Ghost-payrolling trial delayed until March
Trial for the Island Lake woman accused of misappropriating more than $100,000 was scheduled to start Moday. However, issues with evidence caused Sharon Hyde’s trial to be delayed until March 14.
Hyde, 60, is accused of ghost-payrolling over the course of 10 years involving her job at Island Lake Village Hall. She faces felony charges of official misconduct by a public employee, making false entries on a timecard and theft of government property.
Assistant State’s Attorney Christen Bishop and defense attorney Charles Smith both said they needed more time to iron out evidence issues, some of which have to do with three years’ worth of billing evidence.
The wife of former Island Lake Mayor Thomas Hyde faces up to 30 years in prison if she is convicted of theft of government funds and official misconduct.
Another hearing was scheduled for March 1.