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Caretaker charged with committing identity theft by stealing elderly victim’s credit card in Lake County

Prosecutors say a Round Lake woman, who is a caretaker, took a credit card belonging to an elderly woman with dementia and used it to make multiple large purchases. Wilmarie Castaneda, 39, of Round Lake, was charged with one count of felony identity theft. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Daly said an identity theft […]

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Wisconsin police seek man with ties to northern Illinois who is wanted for victimizing women met online

Police in Wisconsin are searching for a man, who has ties to northern Illinois, that is wanted for financially victimizing women through dating apps, authorities said. Timothy L. Olson, 52, has an active warrant for five counts of felony personal identity theft for financial gain. The warrant stemmed from an investigation by the Mt. Pleasant, […]

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Felony charges filed against 2 suspects accused in mail theft ring in Lake County

Felony charges have been filed against two suspects arrested in Antioch over the weekend with hundreds of pieces of mail stolen from Lake County residents. Kristin A. Siminak, 34, of the 26000 block of West Lakeview Avenue in Ingleside, was charged with three counts of forgery, identity theft, theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and mail […]

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Police believe there are dozens of identity theft victims after arresting man in gas station scheme near Gurnee

Police believe there could be dozens of identity fraud victims after they arrested a Chicago man involved in a Gurnee area gas station scheme where he used other people’s credit card information. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 11:30 a.m. Thursday to the Shell gas station, 36725 North Route 41 in unincorporated Gurnee, for […]