Fraudulent $200,000 Check Written, Cashed: Police Blotter
Burr Ridge police reports, Oct. 3-9.
SUNDAY, OCT. 7
Identity Theft Reported
A resident from the 7500 block of Hamilton Avenue reported at 8:14 p.m. that someone used the resident's debit card information to purchase $800 worth of gift cards over the Internet.
FRIDAY, OCT. 5
Fake Utility Accounts Opened
A resident from the 0-10 block of Bridget Court reported at 6:41 p.m. that someone opened two out-of-state utility accounts in her name. The complainant suffered no money loss.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3
Big, Fat Check Fraud
A resident from the 8800 block of Aintree Lane reported at 1:02 p.m. that an unknown person wrote and cashed a fraudulent $200,000 check using the information of the resident's BMO Harris account based at the bank's Burr Ridge location. Police said the bank took the loss, so the resident will not lose any money.
Police said the bank has not indicated whether it wants authorities to investigate.
Flatware, Watches Stolen from Home
A resident from the 0-10 block of Longwood Drive reported at 6:25 p.m. that a burglar entered the home through an unlocked door and stole two watches and several pieces of silver flatware, the combined value of which was not available at the time of the report.
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