Woman’s Credit Card Used For $775 Bar Tab

CHICAGO (STMW) – A Chicago cabbie chatted up a west suburban woman at a Wrigleyville bar’s Halloween party — then secretly used her credit card to settle a $775 tab, prosecutors allege.

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Taxi Driver Albert Williams, 30, is charged with unlawful use of a credit card after he met the 21-year-old Bloomingdale woman at the Rockwood Place bar Friday night, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Sam Cervera said.

The woman had not given Williams permission to use her card.

A bartender identified Williams as the man who used the woman’s card, according to a police report.

Judge James Brown ordered Williams, who has prior convictions for fraud and lives on the 4600 block of North Malden, held on bail of $90,000.

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  • chicagoannie

    This man is an idiot – did he think he would not be caught?!

    I wonder what cab company he works for? Not too reassuring that ex-con would have access to credit card info from fare-paying customers!

  • FR

    The amount of bail seems too high. Perhaps she did give him permission and had second thoughts later.

  • nudder

    this a story ripe for Lifetime…… mad & lady have good time, man steals cc, gets arrested lady falls in love with man. man get off, they get married, he a wife beater stay tuned for more…….what a joke….

  • Melisa

    this is my ex who conned me out of a lot more money. i’d love to chat with the prosecutors to give them some more information.

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