OAK BROOK, IL – DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Oak Brook Chief of Police Brian Strockis announced that bond has been set for a woman charged with collaborating with two seventeen-year-old girls, one of whom is the woman’s daughter, to allegedly steal merchandise from several DuPage County retail businesses.
Dana Durrenberger, 39, of Chicago, appeared in court where bond was set at $50,000 with 10% to apply. Durrenberger is charged with Contributing to the Criminal Delinquency of a Minor, Burglary, and Retail Theft.
According to investigators, on April 19, 2023, officers with the Oak Brook Police Department received information about a vehicle that allegedly committed a burglary at a store in the Yorktown Mall. Officers located the vehicle at a Walgreens in Oak Brook and observed three individuals, later identified as Durrenberger and two female juveniles, exit the store with merchandise in their handbags. The trio then allegedly entered an Ulta store where Durrenberger created a distraction while the juveniles stole makeup items. All three were taken into custody and charged with stealing approximately $2,760 worth of merchandise in total from the three stores.
“What I find particularly upsetting about this case is the allegation that Ms. Durrenberger was working in concert with the juveniles, one of whom is her daughter, to steal merchandise from these establishments,” Berlin said in a press release.
The next court appearance for Durrenberger is scheduled for May 18, 2023. The juveniles appeared at a detention hearing and one was detained while the other was released on home detention.