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Former executive director of Grayslake Chamber of Commerce faces federal charges for allegedly stealing $300K

A Round Lake Beach woman, who is the former executive director of the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce, was indicted by the feds for allegedly stealing at least $300,000 in funds belonging to the chamber. Karen Christian-Smith, 56, of Round Lake Beach, was indicted Wednesday on six counts of wire fraud. Christian-Smith served as the executive […]

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Office manager charged with stealing over $25,000 from business near Lake Villa

An office manager at a business near Lake Villa has been charged with money laundering and continuing a financial crime enterprise after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the business, police said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation after taking a financial crime report last year, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy […]

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State attorney general urges families in Illinois to be on lookout for scams related to baby formula shortage

The state’s attorney general is urging residents in Illinois to be vigilant for scammers trying to exploit families who are struggling to find baby formula during the national shortage. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul said Friday that the baby formula shortage continues to impact families across Illinois. “On top of the stress of locating formula, […]

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Former Crystal Lake police officer pleads guilty to fraudulently receiving almost $100K in line-of-duty injury scheme

A former Crystal Lake police officer avoided prison after pleading guilty to fraudulently obtaining almost $100,000 in benefits after falsely claiming he was injured from an on-duty crash. Victor Robelet, 45, of the 12400 block of Lasalle Lane in Huntley, was charged with 11 counts of Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act Fraud, two counts of theft […]

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Police say they received numerous reports of fraud after mailboxes pried open in Barrington

Police and federal authorities are investigating multiple reports of stolen mail involving fraud after numerous mailboxes were pried open in Barrington. Barrington Police Detective Sergeant Allsteadt announced that the department received multiple reports of stolen mail at both of the village’s post offices. The first reported incidents happened on December 13 at the United States […]

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Additional felony charges filed against Lake Forest man accused of stealing over $500,000 from victims in Lake County

A Lake Forest man who prosecutors called a “long con” man is facing additional charges for allegedly defrauding multiple victims out of more than $500,000 in cash and property. Ricky A. Dugo, 54, of the 600 block of Wharton Drive in Lake Forest, was charged last March with four counts of felony theft and two […]