Former City Council member faces forgery and theft charges


Michael Marquardt resigned from his position of third ward alderperson on Dec. 6 and is now facing forgery charges.

By Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — Michael Marquardt, who served on City Council, resigned from his position as the third ward alderperson on Dec. 6 for personal reasons, according to a Dec. 6 city of DeKalb news release.

Following his resignation, Marquardt was charged with seven counts of forgery and theft Dec. 21, according to city police records. Mayor Jerry Smith declined to comment.

Marquardt is facing criminal charges for allegedly stealing money from his former employer, Kishwaukee Country Club,1901 Sycamore Road, where he served as a business manager. The Kishwaukee Country Club declined to comment.

Marquardt allegedly wrote seven checks to his name dating Dec. 26, 2017, Jan. 22, 2018, Jun. 6, Sep. 5, Nov. 21, Nov. 26 and Nov. 28, according to DeKalb County docket sheet.

Marquardt turned himself into the police and was later released on bail Dec. 27 set at $500.