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Oswego Man Facing Charges of Fraud, Forgery in Run for IMRF Board

Jan 16, 2015 05:25PM ● By Steven Jack

Gregory Dobbins

An Oswego man has been charged with attempting to defraud the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Board.

According to the Kendall County Sheriff's Office, Gregory Dobbins, 57, was charged with one count of felony fraud and one count of felony forgery in an attempt to get elected to a seat on the IMRF Board of Trustees.

An investigation was launched in October 2014 when personnel with the IMRF noticed several discrepancies with Dobbins nominating petition, including signatures on that petition, the sheriff's office said.

According to the IMRF website, the public employee pension organization is governed by an eight-member board of trustees who are elected to five-year staggered terms. The trustee positions are unpaid. 

Nominating petitions to get on the board ballot must be signed by 350 participating members of the IMRF. 

Dobbins is also listed as a member of the Grundy and Kendall County Regional Board of School Trustees. His current term is to expire in 2017.

Dobbins was taken into custody Jan. 13 at his home and was released after paying 10 percent of his $10,000 bond.