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Fired employee files lawsuit against Oak Park, alleges fraud

Fired employee files lawsuit against Oak Park, alleges fraud

A former human resources employee who was fired by the Village of Oak Park for allegedly taking personal employee information has filed suit against the village, alleging fraud allegations.

In a complaint filed March 23 with the Circuit Court of Cook County, Jacquelyn Jamison said she learned that “monies appeared to be missing from Oak Park’s health insurance fund” and she intended to “use the data as a whistleblower to corroborate and prove her allegations that Oak Park and/or its employees were engaged in a fraud upon the citizens of Oak Park.”

Jamison, who worked for the Village of Oak Park for more than 18 years, was fired in February after allegedly taking personal employee information by sending it to her personal email account.

According to the complaint, in December 2015 Jamison sent data “which she was allowed and required to access as part of her job duties, from her Oak Park work email address to her personal email address,” which she said was “in accordance with Oak Park policies and procedures.” The complaint states Jamison did so to work from home, which she did often.