The widow of Fox Lake officer Charles Joseph Gliniewicz is accused of being an accomplice to the same crimes as her late husband. Melodie Gliniewicz was indicted this week on charges of felony money laundering and misuse of charitable funds.
The indictment claims she was part of Lieutenant Gliniewicz's scheme to steal money from the police department's youth Explorer program. Authorities say the officer died last September in a suicide he staged to look like a murder. Following his death, police in the region undertook a multi-day search for his alleged killers before investigators settled on the suicide theory.