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.
Naperville Police Seeking Help Identifying Woman Wanted In Identity Theft CaseThe Naperville Crime Stoppers are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading the offender's arrest.
Identity Theft Scam Leaves Victim And Banks Baffled; 'I Hope That We Can Get To The Bottom Of It'Scammers stole thousands of dollars from a Joliet woman, and tricked her bank into thinking the money was theirs.
K-9 Browser Credited In Arrest Of Identify Theft Suspect In Lake CountyA K-9 named Browser is credited in helping in the arrest of an identify theft suspect.
Brian Michael Rini Ruled Fit To Stand Trial For Impersonating Missing Aurora Boy Timmothy PitzenA June trial was postponed after questions were raised about his competence. Rini has pleaded not guilty .
Head Of Champion Center For Autism In Oak Forest Charged With Falsely Billing Blue Cross For $3 MillionAs a result, Latrice Harrell received more than $1.6 million from the insurer between November 2015 and May 2018, prosecutors allege.
Identity Thieves Target Letters And Packages, Post Office Wants Victims To Come ForwardSince July 1 through August 3, at least 14 delivery vehicles were hit, including one witnessed on 80th and Troy. The smash and grabs spanning blocks in Ashburn, Englewood, Ogden Park and Roseland. The thieves making off with both packages and letters.
Police: Man Who Posed As Rideshare Driver Accused Of Identity TheftA man who allegedly posed as a rideshare driver was arrested downtown late last week and charged with identity theft and other financial crimes.
Bizarre Burglary In Gage Park -- Identity Documents, Even Undergarments, StolenTwo men are believed to be behind a pair of burglaries in Gage Park, and the victims are baffled by what was taken and what was left behind.
Trial On Hold For Brian Rini, Charged With Impersonating Missing Aurora Boy Timmothy PitzenThe case of a 24-year-old Ohio man charged with impersonating a long-missing child is on hold in federal court.