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Felony Theft

Varndell Hurrings (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Dispatcher Charged With Pawning Stolen Fire Equipment

A dispatcher for a south suburban fire department has been charged with buying stolen fire equipment to sell at a south suburban pawn shop.

05/03/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller in Dixon, Ill. (Credit: Boone County Sheriff)

State Charges Dropped Against Ex-Dixon Comptroller, Last Home Sold

Prosecutors have dropped state charges against former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell, who has already admitted in federal court that she stole nearly $54 million in public money.

04/30/2013

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Workers At Clerk’s Office, Morgue Charged With Corruption

A Cook County Circuit Court employee has been charged with stealing $3,500 in traffic ticket payments, the fourth clerk’s office employee to face criminal charges this year, prosecutors announced Tuesday.

10/16/2012

James Coello, owner of North Shore Coins, is accused of knowingly buying stolen jewelry, gold and other goods from burglars. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Evanston Coin Shop Owner Charged With Buying Stolen Goods

The owner of a popular coin shop in Evanston has been jailed, on allegations some of his biggest customers were crooks, and he knew it.

CBS 2–09/26/2012

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Teen Charged With Stealing Lottery Ticket, Taking $10,000

A winning $10,000 Illinois Lottery ticket has turned out to be unlucky for a 19-year old man from the northwest suburbs.

WBBM Newsradio–09/12/2012

Andrei Bibbs, 54, of Blue Island, was arrested Saturday in Will County by state police on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Drunk Driver Gets Mugshot For The Ages

It’s said a picture is worth a thousand words and in this case it’s all we got.

01/11/2012

File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

Former Ambulance Service Exec Admits To Embezzlement

A former ambulance service executive from Wayne, Ill., has admitted to embezzling from her company, while making a $200,000 salary.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

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Ex-State Contractor Gets Probation For Defrauding Taxpayers

A contractor with ties to deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to probation Monday, after admitting to using a state drug-screening contract to bilk taxpayers out of thousands of dollars.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

Wilfredo Gonzalez, 30, of Chicago, is charged with one count of felony theft for allegedly stealing a ring, then swallowing it when he got caught. (Credit: Cicero Police Department)

Man Who Swallowed Diamond Ring Pleads Guilty To Theft

A man whose theft of a diamond ring from a west suburban home was proven by an X-ray of his stomach pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to 12 days in jail and two years’ probation.

08/16/2011

Wilfredo Gonzalez, 30, of Chicago, is charged with one count of felony theft for allegedly stealing a ring, then swallowing it when he got caught. (Credit: Cicero Police Department)

Repairman Charged With Stealing Diamond Ring, Swallowing It

A home repairman is charged with stealing a diamond ring from the owners of a house where he was working, then swallowing it when he got caught.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2011

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Serial Metal Thief Arrested For Stealing Aluminum Panels

A 46-year-old man who sold 22 identical aluminum panels to a scrap metal yard in Alsip has been charged with a series of metal thefts in the southwestern suburbs.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2011