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$100K Stolen From Business in Wire Scam: Police Blotter

Burr Ridge police reports, Feb. 6-12.

TUESDAY, FEB. 12

$100K in Wire Fraud

A business in the 100 block of Shore Court reported at 4:33 p.m. that more than $100,000 had been wired to someone posing as one of the business' vendors, police said. The case is currently under investigation.

SUNDAY, FEB. 10

Debit Card Stolen, Used

A Burr Ridge resident came into the Burr Ridge Police Department at 2:27 p.m. to report that the resident's debit card was stolen at a business in Downers Grove, police said.

The thief had used the card to make $300 in purchases. The case is under investigation.

SATURDAY, FEB. 9

Scam Identified

Police said a complainant from the 6100 block of Sedgley Court reported at 1:59 p.m. receiving a scam letter in the mail. The complainant was referred by police to the postal inspector general's office. No money was lost or financial information compromised, police said. 

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