Accused serial con artist Candace Clark’s court case hits another snag as she tests positive for COVID-19 – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Another delay for accused serial hustler Candace Clark, who failed to show up for her final court date on Monday after being hospitalized with COVID symptoms and testing positive for the virus.

After testing positive for the virus, Clark must now self-quarantine for a week, but convened Monday’s court hearing by phone, as prosecutors and defense attorneys spoke to the judge in his case of a possible plea agreement.

READ MORE: School districts differ in response to judge’s ruling on Pritzker mask warrant

Clark is due back in court on February 16, when she is expected to decide whether to accept a plea deal or go to trial.

CBS 2 investigator Dorothy Tucker has been following Clark’s case for years. We uncovered the schemes that led to multiple felony charges against Clark. These include impersonating a high-ranking state official and renting luxury homes without paying their owners.

Clark was arrested as a result of our reporting.

It’s been almost two years since we’ve seen Clark in court and had the chance to ask her about the crimes she faces.

READ MORE: Elmhurst History Museum’s ‘People of the Prairie’ Highlights Indigenous Cultures in DuPage County

Tucker: “Don’t you want to say something to all these people accusing you of scamming them?”

Clark: “No. You have evidence that says you are wrong.

Tucker follows developments in court. She will have some later this afternoon.

We’ve got the whole Candace Clark saga detailed in our CBS 2 special “Catching Candace Clark,” airing today on CBS News Chicago at 2:40, 5:30, 6:30, and 9:00 p.m.

NO MORE NEWS: Illinois State Police Announce Charges Against 20 People in Freeway Shootings

Comments are closed.