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.
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.