Scammers Write $2,700 In Bogus Checks
They wrote fraudulent checks against a Niles man's bank account. An arrest is merely an accusation and not evidence of a conviction.
A bank notified a Niles man that four fraudulent checks were cashed against his account on Jan. 14, according to police reports. The first check was $892.21 to a named person. The second, third and fourth checks were made out to a second person in the amounts of $840.20, $621.90 and $340.21. The bank stopped all the checks and was not immediately able to tell the victim the locations where the transactions took place, but was researching that. The victim does not recognize the names on the checks. Police are investigating.
Domestic dispute over Internet use
In a domestic dispute Jan. 15 in the 9100 block of Milwaukee Avenue, a 25-year-old Niles woman reported her 23-year-old husband was extremely jealous and would not allow her to use her computer unless she let him see her social media and email accounts, according to police. He had turned off the Internet and locked himself in a bathroom; when police arrived, he came out of the bathroom but would not comment on what had occurred, the report said. Police issued a domestic violence form; the woman went to stay with family members for the night.
Information is taken from Niles Police Department reports.