Scam Artist

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Officials: Slow Justice At Fault In Chicago Man’s Long Con

The Illinois Attorney General’s office sued the owner of a remodeling company almost 30 years ago, accusing him of taking money from property owners for work that was either shoddy or never done. Without admitting wrongdoing, Mark Diamond agreed to change his ways, but authorities say he merely changed up his scheme.

03/30/2015

Devin Hester.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Trucker Pleads Guilty To Scamming Devin Hester

Gregg Steinnagel, 53, promised quick, large profits to Hester if he invested with a pal, then kept the cash for himself.

11/20/2014

Firefighters search a heavily damaged home after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least three people reported dead in Illinois. (Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

State Warns Of Disaster Relief Scams

The state is trying to prevent Illinois tornado victims from becoming victims of scam artist contractors.

11/26/2013

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Cell Phone Picture Leads Police To Alleged Scam Artist

A cell phone picture helped police in Lincolnshire catch an alleged scammer.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

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Mount Prospect Police Warn Of ‘Car Accident’ Scam

Mount Prospect police say a scam artist is knocking on doors in the northwest suburbs.

11/17/2010