The lawsuit alleged Thornley, who worked on Pritzker’s political campaign in 2018, caused the state to pay her unearned overtime, get reimbursed for travel that did not occur, and other improper reimbursements and concealed her misconduct.

“In total, Thornley’s false statements that she entered into the State payroll system resulted in her being paid $7,114.81 in overtime in 2014 (147.5 hours); $17,770.73 in overtime in 2015 (439.5 hours); $24,736.11 in overtime in 2016 (444 hours); $6,885.93 in overtime in 2017 (141 hours); and $10,563.56 in overtime in 2019 (46 hours),” the lawsuit said.