Wilmette Police Blotter: $20k in Fraudulent Payroll Checks
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These were the major crimes, thefts, burglaries reported by the Wilmette Police Department.
$20,287 was reportedly stolen from a business in the 100 block of Green Bay Road after someone cashed six fraudulent payroll checks between Aug. 13 and Aug. 16. According to the report, the business closed the compromised bank account after the first theft and opened a new, more secure account. However, access to the new account was also fraudulently gained, and five payroll checks totaling $11,319 were printed and attempted to be cashed more recently. This time, security measures prevented any money from being distributed from the account.
Four cars of a CTA train were reportedly spray painted with graffiti sometime between 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 and 4 a.m. on Sept. 10, while the cars were parked in the “north yard” near the Linden Purple Line station.
Burglary to Vehicle
A GPS device and a wallet containing a debit card, several gift cards and $25 was reported stolen from a car parked in the 700 block of Washington Avenue sometime between 6 p.m. on Sept. 13 and 7:45 a.m. the following morning. The contents of the glove compartment had reported been taken on and placed on the front passenger seat.
A vehicle located in the 600 block of Greenleaf Avenue was reportedly broken into sometime between 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 and 7:52 a.m. the following morning. Though no items were reported stolen, the contents of the vehicle’s glove compartment and center console had been scattered across the two front seats.
A backpack and a Nike shoe were reportedly stolen from a locker room near Wilmette Harbor sometime between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 10. The teenage victim told police that he had been out sailing, and upon return, found the contents of his backpack lying on a bench in the locker room, with the backpack nowhere to be found.