Man Bilks Store of $1,900, Charged With Felony Theft

He made a series of 10 fraudulent returns. An arrest is only an accusation, not evidence of a conviction.


Jimmy A. Pappas, 22, of Morton Grove was charged March 24 with a Class 4 felony count of retail theft. A security agent at a store in the 7200 block of Dempster told police he had video of Pappas making 10 fraudulent returns from late February through March 20, receiving a total of $1,904.86 in cash from the store, according to the police report. A Cook County Assistant State's Attorney approved the felony charge. Pappas' court date is April 1 in the Skokie branch of the Cook County courts. 

Man takes off with more expensive model than the one he paid for

Employees  at a store in the 9600 block of Greenwood told police a 46-year-old man came in to consider exchanging his walker, which he had purchased from them two weeks ago, for a more expensive walker. He wanted adjustments made to the walker he had bought, and when he was told that wasn't possible, he became upset and left the store with the costlier model, leaving behind the two-week-old walker, according to the police report. 

Employees saw him leaving the store and thought he was just testing the new walker, but then he got into a vehicle and left, the report indicated. With the assistance of Glenview police, who contacted the man, he responded to Niles police and turned over the walker. The store did not want to press charges. 

Ex-boyfriend sends woman harassing, sexually explicit texts

 A 33-year-old Niles woman reported March 24 that her ex-boyfriend, 30, of Des Plaines, has been texting harassing messages to her. Police were able to read some of the messages and described them as both harassing and sexually explicit, according to the report. While the victim was speaking with police, the offender called her phone. The officer answered and warned the offender to stop calling and/or texting the victim or else she would sign complaints against him. The offender agreed to stop, the report indicated.  Police gave the victim information on how to obtain an order of protection.

Information is taken from Niles Police Department reports. 

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