Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The U.S. Secret Service is investigating 15 cases of identity theft that appeared to originate with the computer system at the grocery store at 911 Ridge Rd. in Wilmette.
The United States Secret Service is investigating at least 15 cases of identity theft that appear to originate with a compromised computer system at the Treasure Island grocery store located at 911 Ridge Rd. in Wilmette, according to police. "Treasure Island is the path that is being investigated by the Secret Service," Wilmette Police Commander Patrick Collins said. "All we know is that ... the Secret Service said that there was a compromise to the Treasure Island computer service." He explained that the Secret Service is handling the case, although Wilmette police are still taking reports and assisting residents with documenting the fraud for insurance and bank purposes. "We've sent out a crime alert asking people to check their credit …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Police recently arrested a Florida woman who presented a forged check and stolen identification at a Winnetka bank. Authorities say she used information from purses stolen in Evanston and Northbrook.
A woman arrested in Winnetka is believed to be connected with a Florida-based identity theft ring and may have used information stolen from an Evanston resident, Winnetka police said. Molly E. Meiring, 35, of 5741 NE 18th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, was charged with identity theft and forgery on Nov. 29, according to police reports. Winnetka police responded to the Northern Trust Bank at 62 Green Bay Rd., in Winnetka Thursday afternoon to investigate a report that a woman was attempting to cash a forged check. The teller recognized Meiring as a possible suspect in an internal security bulletin and alerted Winnetka police while Meiring was still in the drive through, police said. Meiring and her vehicle were located and detained in the bank…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
This edition of the Evanston police blotter includes information supplied by police on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The following arrests and incidents were reported by the Evanston Police Department: Arrests: Deceptive Practice, Identity Theft Paul Corro Bautista, 35, of the 4700 block of North Monticello in Chicago, was arrested and charged with deceptive practice at 11:05 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in the 1800 block of Dempster Street, police reported. Amit Kirean Grumet-Morris, 22, of the 1000 block of Mulford in Evansotn, was arrested and charged with theft at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the 1700 block of Maple Avenue, according to police. Jason Terrell Hardy, 24, of the 2100 block of Brummel Street in Evansotn, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence at 3 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the 700 block of Dobson Street, police reported…
Friday, April 15, 2011
A roundup of the region’s major developments for Friday, April 15.
Here's what's going on in Patch sites around you: Glencoe Blotter: Burglars Hit Vacationers' House; Graffiti Expresses Political Opinions. Wilmette Police Blotter: Arrested Woman Suspected in California Identity Theft Ring. Calling All Cranes—Stand Up and Be Counted. Highland Park Native's HBO Series Premieres Sunday.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Police say the individuals had information for more than 30 credit cards.
The Evanston police department has arrested and charged two females with identity theft after one of them attempted to rent a car with a fraudulent credit card. Employees at the Enterprise Car Rental on Maple Avenue said after the woman handed them a credit card under a different name, they asked her about the legitimacy of the transaction. The woman "became nervous, grabbed the credit card back and fled the store," police said. The suspect drove off in a white Ford Escape, and police soon tracked her down and pulled over her and a female passenger. The driver of the vehicle had no valid license, but did have a stolen license and documents detailing the information of 30 different credit card numbers, with the associated cardholder names…