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Man Squatting In Abandoned Home Made Fake Credit Cards: Police

Davenkeith Howard (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Davenkeith Howard (Cook County Sheriff’s Dept.)

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(STMW) — Deputies looking to evict a woman from her South Shore home instead found her grandson squatting inside making fake credit cards.

Davenkeith Howard, 36, of Chicago, was charged with aggravated identity theft, identity theft and possession of document making implements, according to Cook County Sheriff’s police.

Deputies went to the home in the 2200 block of East 70th Place about 11:35 a.m. Wednesday to enforce a court-ordered eviction, police said. Deputies learned the woman had abandoned the property and found Howard, her grandson, inside with credit cards, credit card embossers and equipment for making fraudulent credit cards.

The U.S. Secret Service, Chicago Police and Cook County Sheriff’s police were notified and responded to investigate, according to sheriff’s police.

Howard was arrested, ordered held on $150,000 bond for the credit card charges and denied bond for violating terms of a previous bail bond, police said. He will be back in court Sept. 18.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)