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.
Gregg Steinnagel, 53, promised quick, large profits to Hester if he invested with a pal, then kept the cash for himself.
The state is trying to prevent Illinois tornado victims from becoming victims of scam artist contractors.
A cell phone picture helped police in Lincolnshire catch an alleged scammer.
Mount Prospect police say a scam artist is knocking on doors in the northwest suburbs.