No. 2--06--0580 Filed: 5-2-07
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
OF ILLINOIS, ) of Lake County.
v. ) Nos. 05--CF--321
FRED W. RESNICK, ))
Defendant-Appellant ) Honorable
) George Bridges,
(Howard Garber, Appellant). ) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE CALLUM delivered the opinion of the court:
Fred Resnick and Howard Garber appeal the trial court's order applying Resnick's bail bond
to his restitution. They contend that the bond money should have been returned to Garber, who was
the bond surety. We affirm.
After his home repair business failed, Resnick was charged in six indictments in Lake County
with home repair fraud and theft. Garber, Resnick's brother-in-law, provided the money for
Resnick's bail bond. Resnick was also charged in Cook and Kane Counties, and Garber paid his
bond in those cases as well. Garber signed a form that included a notice to persons providing bail
that stated in part: "I understand that the Court may, at its discretion, order any or all of the bail bond