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St. Charles Man Charged with Stealing $24,000 from St. Peters Picnic Committee

Leslie Findeiss used the money to buy heroine. He also is charged with resisting arrest after fleeing and throwing 5-year-old child at an officer.

A St. Charles man is being charged with stealing and forging 50 checks totaling $24,335 from the New Old Town Picnic Committee. His mother is the organization’s treasurer.

Leslie N. Findeiss, 34, told that he “stole and forged each check as he needed money for drugs” from November 2011 through February 2012, according to a police report.

He said he took the checks out one by one and made them out to himself, forged his mother’s name and cashed it to buy heroin. Findeiss was on probation for burglary and has 31 felony convictions.

Findeiss also is being charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.

When a St. Charles Community Action Team officer attempted to arrest him Feb. 29, he was getting out of a Jeep with 17- and a 5-year-old children. The officer identified himself and told Findeiss he was under arrest.

The suspect ran towards the house and when the officer grabbed him, Findeiss pulled away and then began flailing his arms, striking the officer three or four times in the head and face, according to the report. Findeiss then picked up the 5-year-old and threw him at the officer, the report reads. The officer caught the child and Findeiss ran into the house, locking the door. He then ran out the back and escaped. He was arrested later.

Several of Findeiss' family members dispute several things listed in the police report, including that Findeiss struck the officer and that he threw a child at the officer.

John Lydon June 05, 2012 at 01:07 AM
He sounds like a typical union member, it's perfectly ok to take any money from anyone because nobody really owns that money anyhow. Yep, go ahead and vote for Obama again people, how's that "wealth redistribution" working out for you lately?
William Braudis August 14, 2012 at 04:36 AM
You are absolutely correct, Unions are the slime of America. Take a good look at this guy, you would really allow him to get near other peoples money. He and his Mother should be sitting side by side in jail with out Bond. How can a guy with his record be released on Bond at any price.
Big Willy August 16, 2012 at 10:27 PM
I love how every time something happens someone blames it on Obama...WTF ? people!
Allie Davis September 25, 2012 at 10:58 PM
he has 31 felony convictions? WHY wasnt he already in jail in the first place?!

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