Credit Card Swindlers Tap into Accounts: Police Blotter
Five complaints of fraud—credit cards and unauthorized service accounts opened—New Lenox police are investigating.
Fraud complaints topped the list of New Lenox police investigations in the first week of February. A total of five separate incidents were reported.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6
Unauthorized account opened for Dish Network
Someone from the 100 block of Charleston Drive filed a complaint that an unauthorized account was opened using his name at Dish Network.
Swindlers charge $300 to credit card
A resident of the 2700 block of Bay Court told police that someone made about $300 worth of purchases without his permission.
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TUESDAY, FEB. 5
Thieves racked up $50 in credit card charges
Police are investigating a fraud complaint from someone in the 1500 block of Monarch Drive. A total of $50 was charged for unauthorized purchases.
MONDAY, FEB. 4
Multiple lines of credit opened
A resident from the 800 block of Brad Drive told police that someone had opened multiple lines of credit, using his name.
Fraudulent Comcast account opened
A resident in the 700 block of Amber Road filed a complaint when she discovered that someone had illegally opened an account with Comcast, using her name.
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