Police Blotter: Fraud at HomeGoods; Signs Stolen on Ridgeland

Tinley Park police reports, Oct. 5, 11 and 13.


Home Burglary

A woman called police after her Dell computer and $20 cash were stolen from her home in the 17300 block of Harlem Avenue in Tinley Park. She recently received a threatening text message from a former family member, according to the report, and believes he stole her belongings. She said she believed the man broke into her home through her daughter's bedroom window between 12 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Fraud at HomeGoods

The cops were called around 2:45 p.m. to HomeGoods, 7420 W. 191st St., Tinley Park, in regards to an identity theft case.

A store manager told police that one of her employees was contacted by a woman who identified herself as being from the store's corporate office. The woman told the employee that there was a problem with one of the transactions at the store and asked her to read her the routing number and account number from a specific check.

The victim of the theft had bought $66.28 worth of items Oct. 8 at the store and used a check to pay for them. Since the purchase, her checking account had been used without her permission to make three transactions in the amount of $963.33, according to the police report. The case remained under investigation on Friday.


Theft at Hanover Place

A woman at Hanover Place located in the 16800 block of Harlem Avenue, said that sometime between Sept. 28 and Oct. 11, someone stole a bracelet that was hidden under her mattress. The woman said that on Sept. 28, she got a new caretaker and suspects she may be the culprit. The bracelet was 18-carat gold and had a design on the front, according to the report.

Signs Stolen on Ridgeland

A Public Works employee told police that five green "Ridgeland Avenue" street signs were stolen from light poles in the 17900 block of South Ridgeland Avenue in Tinley Park. The worker said he wasn't sure when he last saw the signs but that he believed they may have been taken between Oct. 7 and Oct. 11. East sign cost $50.


Retail Theft

Latonia N. Mosley, 33, of the 1300 block of East 69th Place in South Holland, was charged around 2 p.m. with retail theft. Police tracked her down after they got a report that she had taken a pair of boots from Payless Shoes, 7314 W. 191st St., in Tinley Park, they said. The boots had a price tag of $34.99, according to the report. Mosley's bail was set at $1,500.


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