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New Lenox Resident's Social Security Number Stolen, Used to Get Unemployment

An identity thief stole a New Lenox resident's social security number.

Credit: Illinois Department of Employment Security
Credit: Illinois Department of Employment Security


An identity thief used a New Lenox resident's social security number to go on unemployment.

Police learned of the racket about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when an "officer was dispatched to the station reference a report of identity theft," police said.

"The complainant advised that an unknown person attempted to get unemployment benefits using the complainant’s social security number," police said.

The matter was forwarded to investigators.

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DJ February 20, 2014 at 08:03 AM
The would be thief probably gave up after trying to file multiple times and getting an error. I sometimes have to wonder if the same company that did the Obamacare website wrote the IDES website.

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