Northbrook police blotter: Resident scammed out of $7,400 in Publishers Clearing House fraud

Chicago Tribune 0 month ago

The following items were taken from Northbrook Police Department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.

Fraud

A person in the 2800 block of Aspen Road reported Oct. 15 that they received a call from someone who said they had won money and a new car from Publishers Clearing House. The person was told contact a number, which they did, and was told that they would have to pay three checks in different amounts. The person sent the first $7,400 check and was in the process of sending another check but canceled when they realized the call had been a scam.

Suspended driver’s license

Clayton Roberson, 30, of the 6000 block of South Keating Avenue, Chicago, was charged Oct. 12 with driving while license suspended and no rear registration light at the intersection of Willow and Landwehr roads. Roberson is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 6.

Theft

A person reported Oct. 11 that two checks were issued without their permission in the 3300 block of Commercial Drive.

Retail theft

Two bottles of perfume were reported stolen from a store in the 900 block of Willow Road.

Two Louis Vuitton purses were reported stolen from a store in the 1500 block of Lake Cook Road on Oct. 16 by a coordinated group of 6 to 10 people who fled the building. A woman reported that someone from same group of people also grabbed a purse from her hand as she left her vehicle.

Identity theft

A person reported Oct. 14 that someone used their information to rent a vehicle without their permission in the 3000 block of Koepke Road.

Trespass to vehicle

Entry to an unlocked vehicle was reported Oct. 13 in the 2000 block of Maple Avenue.

Burglary

A vehicle was reported broken into Oct. 15 and a bag was removed in the 2400 block of Dundee Road.

An unlocked vehicle was entered and a garage door opener was reported missing Oct. 16 in the 2600 block of Lisa Court.

A window was reported broken and a purse and tote bag were reported taken from a vehicle Oct. 17 in the 1100 block of Skokie Boulevard.

A person reported Oct. 16 that their home in the 2000 block of Landwehr Road was broken into and various items were missing.


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