Another 'Contest' Phone Scam Reported: Police Blotter
Clarendon Hills police reports, Jan. 24-30.
TUESDAY, JAN. 29
No Valid License
Sandra C. Andreen, 70, of the 500 block of 64th Street, Willowbrook, was charged with driving without a valid license during a traffic stop near the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Monroe Street at 11:35 a.m., police said. She was released to appear in court.
MONDAY, JAN. 28
No Valid License
Arturo Pachero, 29, of the 1100 block of Evergreen Avenue, Glendale Heights, was charged with driving without a valid license and an equipment violation during a traffic stop in the 200 block of 55th Street at 7:12 p.m., police said. He was released to appear in court.
THURSDAY, JAN. 24
Jorge Dominguez, 30, of the 2800 block of North Dawson Avenue, Chicago, was charged with driving with a suspended license and improper lane usage during a traffic stop near the intersection of Cass and Ogden avenues at 12:21 a.m., police said. He was released to appear in court.
Contest Scam Attempted
A resident from the 200 block of Columbine Drive reported to police at 3:08 p.m. being contacted by unknown scammers who told him he had won $150,000 but needed to send the scammers a $2,980 check as a filing fee, police said. The resident recognized the scam before sending any check and suffered no dollar loss.
On Tuesday Patch reported a similar phone scam that cost a 91-year-old Hinsdale resident nearly $8,000.
The victim in the Hinsdale case, at the direction of the scammers, sent two money orders to out-of-state addresses and supplied credit card numbers for 11 prepaid cards worth a combined $4,400.
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