Two Thefts Occur at Hinsdale ManorCare: Police Blotter
Hinsdale police reports, Oct. 16-22.
FRIDAY, OCT. 19
Fraudulent Credit Card, Cell Phones Activated
Someone used the identity of a resident from the 200 block of The Lane to open a credit card account and make $2,038 in purchases that were billed to the victim, police said. The offense was reported at 11:30 a.m.
The victim also discovered that three cell phones had been activated using the victim’s cell phone account. Wodka said it would be nothing more than speculation to say the two offenses are related.
THURSDAY, OCT. 18
Two Thefts Reported at Hinsdale ManorCare
Someone stole the credit card of a patient at Hinsdale ManorCare, 600 W. Ogden Ave., between 12 p.m. Oct. 10 and 9:31 a.m. Oct. 17. The card was used to make approximately $500 in unauthorized charges.
That theft was reported on Oct. 17, one day before another theft at the health services center was reported. Someone stole a patient’s wallet from her purse while it was left on her bed between 2:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 18. The estimated value of the lost wallet was $230.
Police said there is not enough evidence to conclude that the thefts are related.
“Investigators are continuing to work with administrative staff at the facility to determine the source of the thefts, particularly whether its internal staff members or visitors to the facility,” Deputy Chief Mark Wodka said in an email Tuesday.
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