Charity Bilked $10,000 in Credit Card Fraud
The purchases were made in Niles and the surrounding area. An arrest is merely an accusation, not evidence of a conviction.
On Jan. 31, an employee of a charity in Hattiesburg, Miss. contacted Niles police about questionable credit card transactions.
According to the report, the employee said the credit card number was used 12 times without authorization in Illinois towns between Nov. 30 and Dec. 2. Two of those, one for $195.90 at a store in the 9600 block of Milwaukee Avenue and one for $919.94 at a store in Golf Mill Shopping Center, occurred in Niles.
The 12 transactions totaled $10,413.13. The credit card holder has never been to Niles and did not lose possession of the card, police said.
According to the report, the employee/victim said that in early November, one of the charity's employees went hunting on private property in southern Illinois. The victim who made the report suspects the daughter-in-law of the owner of the private hunting property obtained the card number from his belongings while he was staying there. Police are investigating.
Woman charged with DUI
Jae Kong, 38, of Buffalo Grove was charged with DUI Feb. 4 after police observed her driving 45 mph in a 35 mph zone of Milwaukee Avenue. Police observed an odor of alcohol on her breath, according to the report, and she showed impairment on field sobriety tests. She told police she drank two Miller Lites a couple of hours earlier at a friend's house in Buffalo Grove and was heading home to Buffalo Grove, police said. Her court date is Feb. 21 at the Cook County court in Skokie.
Information is taken from Niles Police Department reports.