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Disturbing Emails, Multiple Cases of Identity Theft

The following information was provided by the Wilmette Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Criminal Damage

A resident on the 800 block of Lawler reported to police that an unknown offender(s) turned the water spigot on and left the water running so that the water was pooling and freezing in his backyard, according to Wilmette Police reports. Someone had also pushed over his gas grill, damaging it. He had a similar occurrence in 2010 with the water spigot. 

Criminal Damage

A resident on the 100 block of Garrison reported that an unknown offender(s) sprayed the letter "L" on the detached garage overhead door between Feb. 18 night and Feb. 19 morning, Wilmette Police reports state. The officer also discovered the word "scoundrel" written on the garage door at 2810 Garrison in Evanston and they were advised. 

Identity Theft

A resident on the 1400 block of Maple reported to police that unknown offender(s) have used his personal information to open or attempt to open store credit at J.C. Penny, Best Buy, Limited and Express, Wilmette Police reports state. The incident occurred between Feb. 5 and Feb. 8. 

Pedestrian Accident

A 60 year old resident was struck by an auto driven by a 58 year old resident. The pedestrian was walking southbound on the crosswalk at Forest and Green Bay when she was struck, according to Wilmette Police reports. The report stated that it appears the driver was looking for breaks in traffic and did not see the pedestrian approaching. Minor injuries were reported and the driver was cited. 

Burglary to Auto 

A resident on the 300 block of Linden reported that he left his vehicle unlocked and unattended around 10 p.m. for a few moments, at which time an unknown offender(s) removed a lime green backpack from the vehicle, Wilmette Police reports state. The incident happened on Feb. 20. 

Fraud

A victim from the 3500 block of Lake Ave. reported that an unknown offender used his ATM card and PIN number to withdraw USC from a Chase Bank ATM, Wilmette Police reports state. 

Fraud

A victim from the 2100 block of Kenilworth reported receiving a call from a bank in Oklahoma, according to Wilmette Police reports. The bank employee advised the victim that a person at the bank had the victim's Illinois Driver's License and Capital One credit card and was attempting to withdraw money from the account. The victim's cards were stolen in Evanston in Sept. of 2010. The victim also reported two other withdraws on her Chase Bank savings account. 

Identity Theft

A victim on the 900 block of 9th st. reported that an unknown person had oppened a Chase Bank account in the family name and transferred money from the victim's account to the fraudulent account, police reports state. The incident occurred between Jan. 24 and Jan. 31.

Identity Theft

A victim on the 140 blcok of Hibbard Rd. reported that an unknown person had opened a Wells Fargo checking account and obtained a debit and credit card using the victim's identification, Wilmette Police reports state. The incident occurred on Jan. 14. 

Suspicious Incident

A victim on the 130 block of 17th St. reported to police that they had received a "disturbing email" which stated, "Someone you know wants you dead." The email continued that someone had paid to have the victim assassinated but could be spared if the victim pays a fee to the alleged killer, Wilmette Police reports state. 

Harassment by Text

A victim on the 3500 block of Illinois Ave. reported receiving a phone call from an unknown female which stated tht the victim owed the IRS back taxes. She was to call a "Chief Officer Brad King" within a half an hour or she would be arrested and lose her citizenship, Wilmette Police reports state. The responding officer made contact with the individual and told him to stop calling. 

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GrossPoint February 26, 2013 at 12:45 PM
"A victim from the 3500 block of Lake Ave. reported that an unknown offender used his ATM card and PIN number to withdraw USC from a Chase Bank ATM, Wilmette Police reports state." Coincidentally I lost some UCLA just last week in a basketball pool.
Jayme Popejoy May 02, 2013 at 06:35 PM
That's a lot of ID fraud in one small place. I am currently suing JC Penny & Credit One Bank, also Verizon later. Each opened up accounts under fraud ID. You have to freeze your 3 credit reports & then sue in small claims. Keep fighting. Verizon said they didn't confirm because it was my fault for not having credit alarm, BS. Google Sue Your Creditors for thousands. Do it. Salt Lake City

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