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Scammers targeting Lake County residents by impersonating sheriff’s office, officials warn

Authorities are warning that scammers have recently been targeting Lake County residents by claiming to be with the sheriff’s office and telling callers they have a warrant. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and 19th Judicial Circuit Court said in a joint statement Wednesday that the scam involves con artists calling residents and introducing themselves as […]

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Authorities warn of scammers impersonating the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office to steal money and personal information from residents

Authorities are warning the community of a phone scam where scammers claim they are with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office to steal money and personal information from residents. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said in a social media post yesterday that they were notified of the public receiving phone calls claiming they were from the […]

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Homeless man arrested after impersonating man in effort to buy $87,000 Jeep at Crystal Lake dealership

A homeless man from Chicago was arrested after he allegedly tried impersonating someone else in an attempt to purchase an $87,000 Jeep from a Crystal Lake car dealership. Richard A. White, 59, who is homeless and had a last known address in Chicago, was charged with attempted identity theft, attempted theft between $100,000 and $500,000, […]