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Lee Swan

Man Charged With Impersonating Alderman In Scheme To Raise Money

A West Garfield Park neighborhood man apparently believed he looked enough like an alderman – or that enough people had no clue what the alderman in question looked like – to go around impersonating the city lawmaker.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

Herbie Zucker (Credit: CBS)

Sports Agent Accused Of Ticket Scam

A sports agent from a prominent family is accused of selling seats to some of the hottest games in town, but never turning over the tickets.

CBS 2–06/27/2012

A man operates an iPhone (Photo credit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Scammers Swiping Cell Phones From Downtown Diners

A new cell phone theft scam is afoot around Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2012

$100 U.S. Currency/Money (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials Warn Seniors Of Potential Scams

The Illinois Attorney General’s office and a West Side alderman teamed up Wednesday to warn seniors about consumer fraud.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

Cameras observed a repairman seemingly damaging siding after a hail storm. (NICB)

Ill. Attorney General Sues Hail-Damage Repair Firm After CBS 2 Investigation

Four contractors are being sued by the Illinois Attorney General for ripping off local homeowners, and one of the operations was first exposed by CBS 2’s Dave Savini during a hidden-camera investigation last year.

04/23/2012

Scales Of Justice

Clients: Attorney Took Our Money, Left Us High And Dry

A lawyer is accused of taking his clients’ money and leaving them high and dry, as he tried to decide whether to party in Chicago or California.

WBBM Newsradio–04/20/2012

Gloria Juarez, 53, is accused of scamming immigrants out of as much as $15,000 each by posing as an immigration officer and offering to arrange U.S. citizenship for a number of individuals. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Woman Charged With Posing As Cop To Scam Immigrants

Those in the Little Village neighborhood describe it as a form of terror: the looming threat of deportation. That may in part explain how a woman got away with impersonating an officer.

CBS 2–04/01/2012

1040 Federal Tax Return (credit: AP)

Officials Warn Of Tax Return Theft Scam

The Internal Revenue service has launched a nationwide attack on the problem of identity theft and false filing of tax returns.

WBBM Newsradio–02/28/2012

Phone

FTC Warns Of $5M Debt Collection Phone Scam

It’s a scam so big thousands of people here in Chicago and around the country lost $5,000,000; and the Federal Trade Commission is still adding it up.

CBS 2–02/21/2012

Chicago Police Department logo

Police Warn Elderly Residents Of Scam

Chicago Police are warning elderly North Side residents of a scam where conmen pose as city workers to enter a home then rob them.

02/14/2012

James Mitchell, Arredeus Green

Southwest Side Men Charged With Running Carjacking Scam

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two Southwest Side men are charged this morning with carrying out a series of carjackings. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, police say James Mitchell, 37, and Arredeus Green, 21, both of […]

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

The overhead stage rigging collapses into the crowd in front of the stage at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand at the Indiana State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in Indianapolis. Authorities say they have confirmed at least three deaths after the stage collapse, where the country group Sugarland was set to perform. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Matt Kryger)

Prosecutors: Women Trying To Collect Weren’t Really At Indiana State Fair

Two women have been charged with trying to collect money from funds intended for the victims of the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair this past summer.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

Stethoscope (Photo Illustration by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Health Insurance Company Cooperating With State After Warning

The Illinois Department of Insurance issued a warning about a health insurance company. Now, the company is trying to resolve the matter.

12/17/2011

Court Case Graphic

Cops Warn Of Jury Duty Scam In Kendall County

The Kendall County sheriff’s office is warning residents about a jury duty scam that tries to get personal information from residents.

12/07/2011

Spam Email Generic (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Police: Beware Of The Secret Shopper E-Mail Scam

An old scam is making the rounds of email inboxes, and police in Crystal Lake say some are residents have become victims.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

Handcuffs

Indiana Couple Charged In Fake Kidnapping Scam

An Indiana couple is facing charges of extortion after allegedly being involved in a fake kidnapping scam.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

At Chicago City Hall Outside The Mayor's Office. (AP Photo)

City Treasurer: Scam That Took Deed To My Home Is Spreading

Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie Neely says the same scam that put the deed to her South Side home in someone else’s name has spread to other states.

WBBM Newsradio–09/07/2011

Prison fence

Mortgage Scam Artist Going To Prison For 17 Years

A South Holland man is going to prison for 17 years for running a mortgage fraud scam that cost lenders about $16 million.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011

Car dealership (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

FBI: Online Auto Sales Could Be Scams

The FBI says be careful if you plan on purchasing a car on the Internet, because it could be a scam.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011

Lorraine Nocek describes how a scam artist robbed her Leyden Township home. (CBS)

Mafia-Style Ring Scamming, Robbing Elderly Residents

One suburban couple describes how a man claiming to be a new neighbor coaxed them from their house while someone cleaned out their valuables. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

06/24/2011

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