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David Wooten has been charged with four felony counts and one misdemeanor count of theft. Police believe he might have conned more than 100 people in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Missouri. (Credit: Park Ridge Police)

Police Believe Alleged Con Man Had Scores Of Victims In 4 States

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.

05/17/2013

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Police Debunk Woman’s Story Of Jewelry Robbery On Mag Mile

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.

05/16/2013

Niles police recovered 12 chainsaws allegedly stolen from power tool stores in Michigan and Wisconsin. Ali Ivanov, 34, has been charged with felony theft for allegedly stealing the chainsaws and selling them on Craigslist. (Credit: Niles Police)

Man Arrested In Niles For Stealing, Selling Chainsaws

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.

05/13/2013

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Valparaiso Teacher Admits Taking Money From Other Teachers’ Desks

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.

04/27/2013

Carmelita Pasamba (left), her husband Edgardo Pasamba (center) and her sister Jocelyn Varga Baker (right) are accused of stealing $350,000 from an elderly dementia patient for whom Carmelita Pasamba was working as an in-home caregiver. (Credit: Cook County State's Attorney)

Caregiver, Husband, Sister Charged With Bilking Dementia Patient Out Of $350K

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.

04/05/2013

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Leave Your Car Unlocked, You’ll Be Put On Notice

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.

04/02/2013

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Two Men Charged With Stealing Boats From Oswego Fishing Club

Two west suburban Aurora men were taken into custody this week in connection with the theft of six boats that happened last year.

03/14/2013

Olga Vanis is out $44,000 -- money stolen by a former caregiver. (CBS)

Caregiver Steals $44,000 From Elderly Woman

An attorney for Olga Vanis says her bank bears blame for not detecting obvious forged checks. CBS 2′s Jim Williams reports.

03/04/2013

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$27,000 Diamond Stolen From Aurora Jewelry Store

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.

02/13/2013

Gasoline thieves pried open a gas pump to disable the mechanism that measures how much gas has been delivered, so they could steal gas and resell it. (Credit: Riverside Police)

Police Search For 2nd Suspect In Gasoline Theft Scheme

Police said Monday they’re following several leads in their search for a second suspect in an elaborate gasoline theft scheme.

CBS 2–02/04/2013

Darius Williamson, 35, was charged with theft after Riverside police launched an investigation into the possibility he was involved in widespread gasoline thefts. (Credit: Riverside Police)

Man Charged With 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.

02/03/2013

Terrance O'Brien, Matthew Hudak, John Cichy. (Credit; DuPage County Sheriff)

Schaumburg Cops Resign Amid Charges Of Stealing From Drug Dealers

Three Schaumburg police officers charged with operating a drug ring using marijuana and cocaine seized from dealers have resigned from the police department.

01/30/2013

Anthony Kuber, 31, was shot during a robbery in which his iPhone was stolen. (CBS)

Man Recovering After Being Shot Over An iPhone

“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.

12/27/2012

Jeremiah N. Benjamin and Katherin R. Mejia were charged in connection with a stolen credit card. (Naperville Police)

Thief Foiled After Pulling Out His ‘Rewards’ Card While Using Stolen Credit Card

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.

12/21/2012

Adam Salas and Daniel Ramirez (Credit: Chicago Police)

$100K In Stolen Property Seized In West Town

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.

11/18/2012

Couple Accused Of Stealing $220K From Blind Woman

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.

11/16/2012

Linda Cottrell (Credit: DuPage County State's Attorney)

Ex-Assisted Living Worker Steals Cash From Residents

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.

11/15/2012

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Wilmette Cop Gets Probation For Stealing Cash From DUI Suspect

A north suburban police officer was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to theft for ordering a DUI suspect to pay an unnecessary cash bond.

11/14/2012

Jennifer Curtis (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Granddaughter Accused Of Stealing Over $200,000 From Grandma

A Palatine woman has been arrested on charges she stole more than $200,000 from her 98-year-old grandmother.

10/12/2012

Stack of cash (CBS)

Former Indiana Court Clerk Pleads Guilty To Theft, Tax Charges

A former Merrillville Town Court clerk has pleaded guilty to federal charges of stealing bond money from the court and filing a false tax return.

10/11/2012

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