Gina A. Ortiz-Mogollon, 29, of Chicago, (inset) was charged with trying to use someone else’s credit card to purchase products at the Best Buy in Gurnee on July 3, 2023. | Background Photo: Google Street View

A Chicago woman has been charged with using an elderly victim’s debit card to make thousands of dollars in purchases at stores in Lake and McHenry counties.

Gina A. Ortiz-Mogollon, 29, of Chicago, was charged with three counts of aggravated identity theft of an elderly victim, a Class 2 felony, and unlawful possession of a credit card, a Class 4 felony.

A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleges Ortiz-Mogollon committed identity theft when she used someone else’s credit card on July 3.

Ortiz-Mogollon fraudulently attempted to purchase $1,942 worth of items at the Best Buy, 6549 Grand Avenue in Gurnee, according to the complaint.

Ortiz-Mogollon used a credit card, which belonged to a Johnsburg woman over the age of 60, during the attempted purchase, the complaint said.

A separate complaint said Ortiz-Mogollon also allegedly used the same victim’s credit card to purchase $1,589 in Home Depot gift cards at the McHenry Home Depot on July 3.

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Ortiz-Mogollon also allegedly bought $1,297 in Home Depot gift cards at the Volo Home Depot, the complaint said.

The cases were investigated by the Johnsburg Police Department and warrants carrying a $71,000 bond were issued on July 12 and July 14.

Ortiz-Mogollon was arrested on the warrants on July 31.

She was released from custody after posting 10% of a $71,000 bond, court records show.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Ortiz-Mogollon again after she failed to appear for a court hearing last week.