HHS Teacher Charged in Theft at School

Huntley police release details of Huntley High School teacher's arrest.


Consolidated School District 158 officials could not comment on the arrest of a Huntley High School teacher charged with a theft at the school, but police released additional information about her Sept. 14 arrest.

Kimberlee Hoffmann, 42, of 1004 Kerim Court, Marengo, is charged with theft of lost or mislaid property in connection with a theft at the high school, 13719 Harmony Road, on Sept. 5.

Huntley Police Deputy Chief Todd Fulton said the charge of theft of mislaid or lost property is for cases where property is found and not returned to the owner.

According to Huntley police, the victim placed her iPod Touch and Motorola Atrix cell phone down while in the bathroom at the school and forgot to pick up the items when she left.

When she remembered that she forgot the items, she went back to the bathroom and the items were missing, reports stated.

During an investigation, police learned Hoffmann entered the bathroom after the victim and found the items, which she allegedly took, police said.

Detectives were able to trace the items to Hoffmann using the phone’s GPS and spoke with her on September 10 about the incident, reports stated.

Hoffmann had several days to turn in the items into the office, which she didn’t do before being confronted by police, according to reports. The items were later returned but the victim’s music and photos were deleted from the devices, police said.

Huntley police said Hoffmann is a cheerleading coach but could not comment on her current employment status with District 158. District 158 officials would only confirm she is an employee.

However, Huntley High School’s website indicates Hoffman is a Special Education teacher. She started teaching at District 158 in 1999. Hoffman graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1992 with a degree in Special Education. She also earned a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education, according to the site.

Hoffmann has an October McHenry County court date.

cynthia November 15, 2012 at 09:47 PM
And she will get her full pension paid for on the backs of the tax payer.
Jake March 05, 2013 at 07:35 AM
She guilty
Jake March 05, 2013 at 07:39 AM
This is a clear case of back door politics, grandpa is friends with the judge, she is found innocent. What a slapp in the face, Mchenry county is just showing clear corruption and money can buy your way out of a crime. It's soo sad living in a county where the good o'l boys still exist !
Jake March 05, 2013 at 07:57 AM
I am outraged, Ms Hoffman is a thief. 10 out of 10 people who talk about this situation including teachers from Huntley agree. Everyone is sick to there stomach that once again this woman has gotten away with criminal actividy. There is not one person that I talk with that likes Ms Hoffman or even thinks she is a nice person. What really shocked me, is that coach bebee came to ms Hoffman defense, clearly when everyone knew that bebee was lieing for ms Hoffman. Ms Hoffman had a chance for five days to turn in the electronic, and every time she passed the athletic office, never doing soo, the girl who ms Hoffman deprived of the electronics confronted ms Hoffman, ms Hoffman denied having them. The Huntley police went to ms Hoffmann house cause the GPS OFF the electronics led them there, ms Hoffman still denied having possession of the electronics. It wasn't untill ms Hoffman gain council from her grandfather who told her the laws she broke, when she decided to hand in wiped out electronics and claim I forgot. You don't forget that easy, only when you want to keep someone else's property, you gave them back because you were caught! Great job Huntley police! I really hope you can sleep at night and can look at your self in a mirror everyday! Nobody cares what the courts ruled, behind your back we know you are a thief. I hope it was worth ruining your reputation sticking up for a thief BeeBee. Hoffman would have thrown you under the bus!
Bkd April 16, 2013 at 05:23 AM
John8:7 Says, "And as they continue to ask him, he stood up and said to them, let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her." ...And Jesus said, neither do I condemn you; go, from now on sin no more." John 8:11 Let's hope we all get a little grace when we do wrong! Your time might be better spent saying a prayer for Mrs. Hoffman's family. We are all human, and tempted daily! The Bombings at the Boston Marathon put it all into perspective!


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