Former St. Peter School employee charged with theft arrested in Alabama, awaiting extradition

Kim Sandegren

Kim Sandegren | Photo courtesy of Madison (Ala.) Police Department

QUINCY — A former employee at St. Peter School in Quincy was arrested Tuesday in Alabama.

The Quincy Police Department began an investigation in May 2023 into the theft of several thousand dollars that occurred at St. Peter School. As part of that investigation, a warrant was issued for Kim L. Sandegren, 29, who lived in Quincy at the time and was employed by the school as its information technology coordinator. The warrant was for the offense of theft of more than $10,000.

The charge of theft of property exceeding $10,000 and not exceeding $100,000 in value typically is a Class 2 felony in Illinois. However, it is a Class 1 felony if the theft was committed in a school or place of worship or if the theft was of governmental property. A person found guilty of a Class 1 felony by a jury could receive a sentence to the Illinois Department of Corrections of four to 15 years.

Sandegren had left the area. Assisted with information from the Adams County State’s Attorney’s Office, members of the Quincy Police Department contacted investigators with the police department in Madison, Ala., about 10 miles southwest of Huntsville. Detectives with Madison Police took Sandegren into custody without incident on the afternoon of April 16. He was lodged in the Madison County Jail and awaits extradition back to Illinois.

According to his LinkedIn page, Sandegren was employed at St. Peter from May 2020 through March 2023.

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