Friday, June 25, 2021
State’s Attorney Files Charges Against Wheaton Woman Alleging Voter Fraud
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert
Berlin announced that on June 21, 2021, his office filed multiple charges
related to election fraud in the 2021 municipal election against Susan Cain, 64
(d.o.b. 6/14/1957) of the 1600 block of N. Stoddard, Wheaton. The charges are
the result of investigations conducted by the State’s Attorney’s Office into more
than thirty cases of alleged election fraud since the November 2020 general
election. While most of those cases have been closed without charges, the
charges against Ms. Cain represent the sixth active case.
“I commend DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek
and her staff for their efforts in uncovering these alleged violations and bringing
them to our attention,” Berlin said.
On June 21, 2021, Judge Michael Fleming
issued a $1,000 personal recognizance arrest warrant for Cain. Two days later,
Cain turned herself in at the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office and was released
from custody. She has been charged with three counts of Forgery and four counts
of Perjury in Election Code, all Class 3 Felonies.
It is alleged that on four occasions,
Cain completed an online application to vote by mail using the name of another
DuPage County resident. It is further alleged that on three occasions, Cain signed
the names of three of those residents on the ballot envelope prior to the ballots
being mailed. Cain’s alleged actions were discovered by the DuPage County Clerk’s
Office who turned their finding over to the State’s Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
“Fair and free elections are the bedrock
of a functioning democracy,” Berlin continued. “While the six cases charged represent
an extremely small fraction of all votes cast, to ensure the integrity of the
election process, it is important that we investigate anyone suspected with interfering
in our elections and file charges where appropriate. In addition to the Clerk’s
Office, I would also like to thank Deputy Chief Investigator Dave Zdan, Investigators
Greg Klebba, John McAnally, and Nick Liberio as well as Assistant State’s
Attorney Katharine Klosowski for their working in protecting the integrity of
the election process.”
Cain’s next court appearance is scheduled
for July 26, 2021, in front of Judge Brian Telander.