FOX LAKE, Ill. — Prosecutors have frozen the bank accounts of the wife of a northern Illinois police officer who authorities say killed himself after years of embezzling from a police-sponsored youth program.
Attorneys for Melodie Gliniewicz say she can’t pay her mortgage, medical bills and other expenses because of a freeze order on her accounts.
The freeze went into effect a day after Fox Lake Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz’s suicide and thefts were revealed.
The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports Melodie Gliniewicz’s attorneys on Tuesday released an affidavit from the Lake County State’s Attorney seeking to freeze her bank accounts. It alleges the couple spent $5,600 on a trip to Hawaii and $7,200 on hormone supplements among other expenses.
Melodie Gliniewicz’s attorneys have filed a motion to stop the bank account freeze.