A broke Chicago police who allegedly made a habit of helping himself to chips and soda without paying for them at a West Side liquor store found himself the target of an unusually sad federal sting.
It’s a case that the DuPage County State’s Attorney calls “disgraceful”: A supervisor at a charity for people with special needs has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars over four-and-a-half years.
Police are seeking two teenaged thieves, who allegedly stole smart phones twice in the past week on or near 35th Street, near U.S. Cellular Field and the IIT campus.
Park Ridge police were asking for the public’s health in a fraud investigation against a man they said has been using a fake identity to fleece people in at least four states.
The purported victim, a 68-year-old woman from Homewood, told authorities she was accosted by about a dozen African American men while walking in the 700 block of North Michigan around noon Wednesday in front of Saks Fifth Avenue.
Niles police allege he worked with at least one other man and a couple women to lift expensive chainsaws from power tool stores in Michigan and Wisconsin.
Randal S. Kerns, 56, of Valparaiso, was arrested Thursday by Valparaiso police after school officials alerted them of the thefts. Kerns has been released after posting bond.
A 94-year-old retired city engineer diagnosed with dementia was bilked out of $350,000 by a nursing assistant who rehabbed her home, gave money to family members, and bought herself a Mercedes-Benz with his money, according to prosecutors.
Police in one southwest suburb plan to stick a lot of paper on the windshields of cars this Spring. They’re not tickets however. As CBS2’s Mike Parker reports they are messages intended to fight crime.
Two west suburban Aurora men were taken into custody this week in connection with the theft of six boats that happened last year.
An attorney for Olga Vanis says her bank bears blame for not detecting obvious forged checks. CBS 2′s Jim Williams reports.
Aurora Police detectives are trying to crack a puzzling case. Call it the “mystery of the missing 27 thousand dollar diamond.” CBS2’s Mike Parker is also checking it out.
Police said Monday they’re following several leads in their search for a second suspect in an elaborate gasoline theft scheme.
A west suburban man was charged with theft after authorities uncovered an elaborate gasoline-stealing ring involving two men who would sell the stolen petrol at gas stations and vacant lots on Chicago’s West Side.
Three Schaumburg police officers charged with operating a drug ring using marijuana and cocaine seized from dealers have resigned from the police department.
“Three of my fingers were literally, pretty much hanging off my hand, and that’s pretty scary,” says 31-year-old Anthony Kuber. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.
When using a stolen debit or credit card, it’s almost always a bad idea to proffer some of your own identification, even if that does get you more free stuff in the process.
More than $100,000 in stolen property was seized at the home of a paroled gang member Saturday in the West Town neighborhood on the North Side.
At least $220,000 in platinum, gold and silver bars, and coins were stolen from a 72-year-old, legally blind northwest Indiana woman, and the couple accused of looting her home under the guise of caring for her each face up to eight years in prison.
A former worker in an assisted living home in Warrenville has admitted to using residents’ ATM cards to steal thousands of dollars in cash from their accounts.