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Restaurant Manager Stole IDs To Pay For Disney Trips

He may be the world’s biggest Disney fan, but a local restaurant manager is in huge trouble with the law for the way he allegedly paid for 15 recent Disney trips.

07/08/2013

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Former Elgin Deputy Police Chief Charged With ID Theft

Elgin’s former deputy police chief was indicted Tuesday for illegally accessing emails and using police resources for personal research.

05/21/2013

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Cops: Woman Swindled $30K From Elderly Man

A north suburban woman swindled $30,000 from an elderly man to buy items for herself including gasoline, a refrigerator and a home theater system, according to authorities.

12/31/2012

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.

10/23/2012

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Naperville Cops Help Catch Thieves Who Stole 170-Plus Vehicles

Law enforcement officials are about to reveal the results of their investigation of a ring believed responsible for stealing nearly 200 vehicles from car dealerships throughout the Chicago area including Naperville, The Sun learned Friday.

07/15/2012

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Hospital Worker Charged With Using Patients’ Credit Cards To Pay Bills

The Cook County State’s Attorney has charged a hospital worker with paying her bills with credit cards stolen from cancer patients.

WBBM Newsradio–05/15/2012

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Cyber Crooks Targeting Travelers’ Frequent Flyer Miles

Are you counting on using all those airline miles you’ve racked up on credit cards to keep down the cost of a vacation? Maybe not. CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports on what experts say is the latest twist in identity theft scams – thieves who’ve found ways to steal your miles.

CBS 2–05/09/2012

Joseph Woods, 32, allegedly recruited wait staff to help him "skim" credit cards at Chicago establishments. (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

ID Theft Conspiracy Targets Wrigley, Ralph Lauren Patrons

Joseph Woods, 32, is accused of recruiting staffers at those locations to obtain and hand over patrons’ credit and debit card information.

04/27/2012

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‘Felony Lane Gang’ Hits Naperville Again, Stealing Purses Left In Cars

A roving band of thieves is at it again, striking seven times in as many days in Naperville, this time targeting moms who are dropping off their kids at daycare.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

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Elgin Neighbors Fall Victim To Identity Theft

Three Elgin residents on the same street have recently fallen victim to identity theft. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports on what may be behind the crimes.

CBS 2–04/02/2012

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 Arrested For ID Theft Scheme

Do you know this man? He might know you. Authorities say he was living in a ritzy Trump Tower apartment, driving a Mercedes Benz, and had eight credit, debit or gift cards in his name, but with someone else’s bank information.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

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Peoples Gas Worker Fired For Breaching Private Customer Information

A Peoples Gas employee has been fired after breaching customer information that could be used for identity theft.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2011

Mark R. Lewis, 51, of Lakemoor, is charged with the beating death of his sister on June 6, 2011. He was arrested in Florida on July 14, 2011, after fleeing Illinois. (Credit: Naperville Police Department)

Slain Naperville Woman’s Brother Charged With Murder

A man who disappeared after the beating death of his sister in Naperville was charged Monday with four counts of murder, one count of home invasion and one count of burglary.

11/28/2011

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Thousands Of ‘Bright Directions’ Letters Reveal Social Security Numbers

A college savings program sponsored by the Illinois State Treasurer’s office has sent out more than 36,000 letters that had the recipient’s Social Security number on the outside of the envelope.

WBBM Newsradio–11/15/2011

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Woman’s Identity Stolen For A Penny’s Worth Of Porn

A Buffalo Grove woman recently discovered that her bank account had been hacked, in what may be the lowest-paying identity theft case in human history.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

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Joliet Officer Busts Couple Who Stole His Wallet, Identity

Two people are in police custody this morning, and a third is facing charges, after being pulled over by a police officer whose identity they allegedly had stolen just two days earlier.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

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Embattled LifeLock Leads Identity Theft Seminar For Chicago Police

The Chicago Police Department just hosted a seminar for officers on identity theft taught by Lifelock – the same company accused of misleading advertising in Illinois and 34 other states.

WBBM Newsradio–09/27/2011

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Experts: Your Private Information Can Be Unlocked

People may think they take steps to safeguard their private information from identity thieves, but there are ways around the precautions. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports.

09/22/2011

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Prosecutors: Woman Defrauded 5 People Out Of Over $50K

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 50-year old northwest suburban woman who allegedly has been telling some tall tales to collect insurance money, and defrauding at least five people out of more than $50,000.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011

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Brother Named ‘Person Of Interest’ In Naperville Murder

The brother of a Naperville woman found beaten to death Wednesday night in her home has been identified by police as a “person of interest” in that crime.

06/12/2011

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