A Milton man called police on Nov. 17 to report his niece had been taking money, writing forged checks, cashing CD's and opening credit cards in his and his wife's name over the past three years.
The victim told police that she took our Regions and FIA Card Services credit cards with an approximate balance of $12,000. She also took $2,000 out of his savings account. The Milton man said his niece also cashed in $10,000 of CDs and wrote approximately $2,950 in forged checks. The victim's son said they were having issues with his niece having power of attorney for his parents.
Milton Woman's Debit Card Used Fraudulently in Illinois
A Milton woman reported to police on Nov. 15 that fraudulent charges were made on her credit union account.
The victim showed a Milton police officer where someone had used her debit card number at a Speedway in Shorewood, IL, on Nov. 12 for $61.05, another $56.37 in Romeoville, IL on the same day at a Speedway for $56.37, and also at a Loves Travel in Kankakee, IL on Oct. 1 for $125.
The victim said she was waiting to receive more paperwork from her credit union to send out to credit authorities about the fraud.
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