An employee is charged with almost forcing a small Chicago business into bankruptcy after stealing $1.5 million and then gambling most of it away.
When the owners confronted Nowaczyk last summer, she admitted to taking the money and said she spent it all on high-end slot machines in various Indiana casinos.
Twenty-two people work for the Chicago machinery company. Its owners had to take out mortgages against their homes to stay afloat.
Nowaczyk's attorney says case against his client doesn't add up, noting it shouldn't have taken the company years to figure out if it was a million and a half short.