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John Edgell 54 former Antioch Rescue Squad treasurer charged with theft more than $12000 from Antioch Rescue Squad Fund. |

John Edgell, 54, a former Antioch Rescue Squad treasurer charged with theft of more than $12,000 from the Antioch Rescue Squad Fund. | Special to Sun-Times Media

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Updated: January 11, 2013 6:08AM



A bench warrant was quashed after the former Antioch Rescue Squad treasurer who is accused of theft tried to turn himself in.

John Edgell, 54, was charged with theft in October after more than $12,000 was missing from the Antioch Rescue Squad’s fund.

A bench warrant for his arrest was issued when he failed to appear for his court date last Tuesday.

He attempted to turn himself in on Wednesday, and a judge then quashed the warrant, Lake County Sheriff spokeswoman Sgt. Sara Balmes said.

His bond was set at $50,000 after his failure to appear in court on Tuesday, according to court documents.

Edgell was not taken back into custody when he was in court on Wednesday.

He remains free on $2,000 bond.

He is accused of taking funds in excess of $10,000 from the Antioch Rescue Squad from Jan. 1, 2002 to July 6, 2012, according to court documents.

Edgell is due back in court Jan. 8. If he is convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison.

Edgell was the rescue squad’s treasurer for the past decade.

He resigned his position after his arrest.



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