CHICAGO (Heart of Illinois ABC) — A Peoria County woman was arraigned Thursday after Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office alleged that she falsified information on the FOID card application that she had submitted to the Illinois State Police.
Raoul’s office brought the charges against Ronda S. Frye, 51, of Edwards on two counts of forgery, according to a statement. These are class 3 crimes punishable by two to five years in prison.
Frye has pleaded not guilty and will next appear in court on September 15.
Raoul’s indictment alleges Frye knowingly entered false information on a FOID card application by failing to disclose a prior felony conviction. Frye was previously convicted of illegally delivering a controlled substance. Illinois law prohibits people who have been convicted of a felony from being eligible for FOID cards.
“This indictment highlights my office’s ongoing work to prevent gun violence in all its forms,” Raoul said. “People who lie on their gun owner’s ID applications in order to obtain guns they are not legally able to possess must be held accountable.”
“The Illinois State Police will use every tool at their disposal to keep firearms out of the reach of those prohibited for any reason,” said ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly. “ISP will continue to work closely with the Attorney General’s office to bring those who commit crimes to justice and help make communities safer.”
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