Katrina Pierce Charged With Using Names Of Homicide Victims To Collect Tax Refunds And Stimulus Checks, And She Has Gone To Prison Before For Similar SchemesFederal authorities on Thursday charged a woman with filing false tax returns and obtaining fraudulent COVID-19 stimulus payments using the identities of homicide victims in Chicago and beyond – some of them children.
Mystery For Chase Bank Customer: One Second He Had Nearly $250,000 In His Accounts; The Next 'Boom, Zero, Nothing'Talk about a shocker. You open your checking and savings accounts and see nearly a quarter of a million dollars gone. Poof. Disappeared.
U.S. Department Of Labor Launches New Website To Help Victims Of Unemployment Benefit FraudThe U.S. Department of Labor on Monday launched a new website for victims of unemployment fraud.
Carol Stream Woman Accused Of Stealing $100,000 From Travel AgencyKosiek's next court appearance is set for March 10.
Are Social Security Numbers In Illinois At Risk For Fraud From Other State Agencies?"Identity theft is a real concern."
Sentencing Set For Brian Michael Rini, Who Claimed To Be Missing Aurora Boy Timmothy PitzenBrian Michael Rini, now 25, was initially sentenced earlier this year to two years behind bars. But the judge wanted to see results of a pre-sentencing investigation, likely including details of Rini's mental and physical conditions, before officially entering his sentence.
Former Elgin Mental Health Center Employee Charged With Identity TheftIllinois State Police announced Wednesday that they have arrested a former Elgin Mental Health Center employee on identity theft charges.
Chicago Rapper G Herbo, 5 Others Charged With Using Stolen Credit Info For Flights, Vacations, And Designer PuppiesChicago rapper G Herbo and five other men stand indicted on charges of using stolen credit cards to charter private jets, rent exotic cars and a villa in Jamaica, and buy designer puppies.
Illinois Sees New Spike In Unemployment Fraud Cases, With Benefit To Scammers Unclear As Victims Are Receiving Debit CardsScammers can get your Social Security number and use it to unlock your unemployment benefits – even if you’re still gainfully employed.
Unemployment Fraud Complaints Soar 2000% For Illinois Department Of Employment Security; Not Counting Pandemic Assistance FraudIn addition to more than 14,000 identity theft claims at IDES, there have been 107,000 more fraud claims that came through Illinois under a new federal benefit called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.
Fraudsters May Be Targeting Seniors By Applying For Illinois Unemployment Debit Cards In Their NamesAs many wait for unemployment benefits or the debits cards they need to access that money, it turns out some people are getting those cards in the mail when they never even applied for unemployment.
Unemployment Fraud Complaints: Ending the FrustrationPeople with jobs email the CBS 2 Investigators all the time saying they've been approved for unemployment benefits.
Thief Uses Fake ID To Steal UPS Package Containing Apple ComputerA thief was caught on video going to great lengths to steal a Wicker Park man's packages -- by first stealing his identity.
Missing Stimulus Money: Chicago Couple's Stimulus Check In The Hands Of An Identity ThiefA Chicago area couple was counting on their stimulus money, but it never arrived, all because someone stole the husband's identity.
Man Runs Into Problems With Unemployment Benefits 5 Years After Having Identity StolenA local victim of identity theft thought he had fixed the problem five years ago. That was until he got laid off during the coronavirus pandemic and went to file for unemployment – only to be denied.