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Social Security checks at a U.S. Treasury printing facility (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

10 Charged With Stealing More Than $1M From Social Security

Many of the charged cheated Social Security by using false identities, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office. They applied for benefits under multiple names, or worked under one name and applied for benefits using another name.

04/21/2014

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Trial Delayed For Former North Chicago Police Chief

Officials hope the theft of government funds case against former North Chicago Police Chief Michael Newsome will be concluded this summer after the latest in a series of delays has resulted in a new trial date of June 6.

04/17/2014

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Police Searching For PTA Treasurer Accused Of Stealing $4,000

There’s an arrest warrant in Kendall County for a 36-year-old former PTA treasurer wanted in the theft of $4,000 from the PTA’s accounts.

04/07/2014

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Two Men Accused Of Stealing $20K From Ford Heights Church

Two men are accused of stealing government loan money intended for a south suburban Ford Heights church and allegedly spending it on themselves.

03/27/2014

Terrance O'Brien (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Schaumburg Cop Pleads Guilty In Drug Case, Gets 24 Years

One of three Schaumburg police detectives accused of withholding and reselling illegal drugs they seized from dealers pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to 24 years in prison.

03/21/2014

An orange cone marks a deep pothole in Chicago's 32nd Ward. (CBS)

Alderman Asks: Who’s Stealing Orange Cones Marking The Worst Potholes?

Ald. Scott Waguespack wanted to warn motorists to be careful up ahead. Somebody had other ideas. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

03/14/2014

Wet weather tyres sit in the paddock during previews for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit on October 10, 2013 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images,)

Alsip Police Caution Motorists About String Of Tire Thefts

Police say drivers park their cars only to come out and find their vehicles sitting on blocks. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

03/10/2014

Tishunda Jordan (Chicago Police Department)

Woman Charged With Stealing Wallets From Loop Gym

Bond was set at $100,000 for a South Side woman who allegedly stole wallets from a Loop gym’s locker room and was caught on camera using the credit cards at several stores.

03/07/2014

Dale Behm (Credit: McHenry County Sheriff)

Woodstock Street Supervisor Arrested For Stealing Road Salt

Woodstock police said 57-year-old Dale Behm, the city’s head of street maintenance, has been charged with felony theft after stealing one ton of road salt and two snowplow blades.

03/04/2014

Venice, Italy (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Tips On Packing Lightly For Vacation

For the first-time traveler hoping to avoid baggage fees to the experienced globetrotter, the following 10 tips will help teach you how to pack more efficiently and maybe even more safely.

02/25/2014

Steve Miller Inc. had $10,000 worth of road salt stolen from this unsecured location. (CBS)

Naperville Cops Probe Theft Of 80 Tons Of Road Salt

The stolen salt is valued at about $10,000, company officials said.

02/20/2014

Shelly R. Hess (Lake St. Louis Police)

Suspect In Suburban Petland Puppy Thefts Surrenders

A woman implicated in the thefts last fall of puppies from Petland stores in Naperville, Bolingbrook and Missouri has surrendered.

02/13/2014

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Man Charged With Stealing From Church Donation Baskets

David A. Kost, 28, of Orland Park, was charged with two felony counts of theft from a place of worship, and one count of misdemeanor theft.

02/12/2014

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O’Hare Worker Charged With Stealing Traveler’s iPad

Janessa M. Andrews, 22, of the 1600 block of North Lorel Avenue, was arrested Saturday at O’Hare after the traveler followed the device’s GPS tracker to Andrews’ home.

02/10/2014

General view of the atmosphere as Victoria's Secret Angel celebrates World's Best Sports Bras at the Victoria's Secret Beverly Center store on October 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

Thieves Lift More Bras At Victoria’s Secret In South Barrington

Shoplifters have again targeted the Victoria’s Secret in northwest suburban South Barrington, stealing nearly $2,000 worth of bras and underwear.

02/03/2014

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Cops: Victim Traps Would-Be Car Thief In Garage

When Andre Bacon repeatedly demanded a woman give him the keys to her 2012 Acura MDX in the Cragin neighborhood Saturday, she did so. And then she closed the door to the garage where the car was parked, trapping Bacon inside.

02/03/2014

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Cops: Chicago’s Serial Carjacker Also Gurnee Purse-Snatcher

A man accused of robbing an elderly woman of her purse in a north suburban parking lot two weeks ago has been identified as the same man who was arrested Tuesday for allegedly committing a series of carjackings in Chicago, one of which led to the death of an 11-year-old boy.

12/26/2013

Martise Earl Lowe (Chicago Police Department)

Prosecutors: Man Followed Woman Home, Stole Her Electronics

Martise Earl Lowe is alleged to have trailed behind the 26-year-old victim from the train to her apartment, in the 1700 block of West Henderson, the Sun-Times is reporting.

12/14/2013

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Man Charged With Stealing $80K From Youth Baseball League

A north suburban youth baseball treasurer has been charged with writing about $80,000 worth of organization checks to himself.

12/10/2013

Joe Horton (DuPage County Sheriff)

Bell Ringer Stole More Than $1,000 From Salvation Army Kettle: Prosecutors

A Chicago man stole more than $1,000 from a Salvation Army Red Kettle while working as a bell ringer in Naperville, prosecutors allege.

12/05/2013

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