Credit Card Fraud

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Hairdresser Steals From Elderly Client To Buy Sperm, Fertility Supplements

An Elgin hairdresser has been charged with using an elderly woman’s credit card number for fertility vitamins and donor sperm to get herself pregnant.


A surveillance photo shows one of the suspects police think stole credit cards from a North Side school. (Source:  Chicago Police Department)

Police: Pair Goes On Shopping Spree After Stealing Wallets From Audubon School

Chicago Police are searching for two women who stole credit cards from a North Side school, then went on a shopping spree.



Feds: Credit Card Fraud Boss Threatened Rival Would Be ‘Cut Into Pieces’

The alleged Chicago boss of an international credit card fraud racket has ties to organized crime in Bulgaria, kidnapped a man in Chicago and robbed him of $800,000, ordered a beating and warned a rival would be “cut into pieces,” feds say.


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13 From Chicago Area Arrested In International ATM Skimming Ring

Thirteen people from the Chicago area and others in Bulgaria have been arrested and charged with taking part in an international ATM skimming scheme, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.


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Kirk Wants Major Credit Card Hackers To Face 25 Years In Prison

In the wake of the massive theft of information from Target customers, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has proposed tougher federal penalties for computer hackers who steal credit card numbers.


Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

Former Informercial Pitchman Jailed, Accused Of Hiding Assets From Court

Judge Robert Gettleman told Trudeau, 50, of Oak Brook, “This is not an infomercial — you can’t talk your way out of this” after the TV pitchman made an impassioned plea for his freedom.


Dimitar Vangelov, 27, is charged with identity theft. Authorities said he has no recordable income, but was living in a ritzy Trump Tower apartment, driving a Mercedes Benz 500 series, and had eight credit, debit or gift cards with his name and someone else's bank information. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Trump Tower Resident Pleads Guilty To Credit Card Scam

A Bulgarian man arrested at his Trump Tower home in March pleaded guilty Tuesday to financial crimes for his role in phony credit, debit and gift card scam.



2 Investigators: Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud When Using A Cab

Getting into a cab is supposed to be a convenience, but in some cases using a credit or debit card to pay for that cab can end with hundreds of dollars in overcharges.

CBS 2–09/26/2012

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Newsstand Owner: Technology Has Meant Easy Access For Hackers

The Secret Service says hackers are turning their attention to small businesses, and one entrepreneur suggests a step backwards could be helpful.


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Undercover Cops Deliver Pizza To Make Bust

Undercover police officers posed as deliverymen for Edwardo’s pizza in Skokie last week to arrest a man for credit card fraud.



Elderly Man’s Caretaker Charged With ID Theft

A Zion woman has been charged with identity theft for allegedly using a credit card that belonged to an elderly man in her care.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2010

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Woman’s Credit Card Used For $775 Bar Tab

Cabbie chats up suburbanite at city bar, hijacks her plastic.


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Mystery Charges On Credit Card Bills Could Spell Fraud

Law enforcement authorities estimate that hundreds of millions of dollars are lost in credit card scams every year.