Woman pleads not guilty to Cary burglary, theft charges

Judy A. Persfull, 56, faces charges of burglary and theft after police said she robbed Cary Bank and Trust, leaving with nearly $5,000. Persfull was found at the Maple Tree Inn and taken into custody.

WOODSTOCK ­ A woman is denying allegations that she stole nearly $5,000 from Cary Bank and Trust.

Judy A. Persfull, 56, previously of Capron and currently homeless, was arraigned Friday and pleaded not guilty before McHenry County Judge James Cowlin to charges of burglary and theft of more than $500.

She could face probation or up to seven years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge.

Police arrived about 2:10 p.m. Tuesday at the bank, 60 E. Main St., Cary, after a report of a robbery. Preliminary investigations found that Persfull went into the bank, approached a teller and demanded cash. She placed a bag on the counter and fled after receiving the money. Persfull did not say whether she had a weapon, police said.

Persfull fled west on foot with $4,881, according to court documents. She was found about a block away at the Maple Tree Inn, a sports bar in Cary, police said.

She next will appear in court Sept. 1.