Green Bay fraud suspect faces new charges in Illinois

Karen Becker in court
Karen Becker in court in March, 2017 (WBAY photo)

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - Additional charges have been filed against a Green Bay woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a local business owner. These new charges come from the State of Illinois.

Becker is charged with a felony in Cook County, Illinois, related to deceptive practice involving a bad check greater than $150.

An extradition hearing is scheduled for next week in Brown County.

Becker is accused of stealing thousands from a local businessman after inviting him to participate in an investment opportunity.

He initially gave Becker $9,000 to invest in February, 2015. A couple months later he gave her another $6,800 after she said his investment was growing. He decided to cash out when he was told the investment was worth more than $34,000, and received a check from Becker that was returned for insufficient funds.

She was charged in Brown County last month with theft by fraud.