October 10, 2013 |
A South Roseland teen was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with stealing a backpack from Soldier Field after he presented police officers with a stolen ID. Khaleeq Muse, 19, of the 1100 block of South Emerald Avenue, was charged with identity theft and unlawful possession of a credit card after police stopped him for a field interview near 103rd Street and South Morgan Avenue. When officers, who thought Muse matched the identity of a man wanted for an unrelated offense, asked Muse to show them an ID, he first reached for the backpack owner's ID card, which he had...
January 21, 2014 |
A Chicago man checked out of a Loop hotel Monday morning, and checked into police custody, after he was accused of using a fake credit card to pay for his stay. Bryant Larkin, 25, was arrested Monday morning on charges of aggravated identity theft after he allegedly used a fake card with stolen information to pay for two separate nights at the Hyatt Regency hotel on East Wacker Drive on Jan. 13 and 19. Larkin, of the 9700 block of South Yates Boulevard in Jeffrey Manor, was also charged with three counts...
March 21, 2014 |
There might be hope yet for restoring an Andersonville icon. Groupon has launched a fundraiser to fully restore the Andersonville Swedish-American Museum water tower that was removed Thursday after being damaged during the winter. According to a press release, $10, $25 and $50 donations are being accepted in hopes to raise enough funds to fully restore the iconic blue and yellow tower atop the museum. The campaign runs through April 2, with all proceeds going to the grass roots effort by Groupon to restore the...
August 3, 2012 |
Thanks to the popularity of cupcake shops, you can buy a hand-held sweet treat in any number of neighborhoods. But now, you'll be able to grab one at any hour of the day, thanks to a 24-hour cupcake ATM from Gold Coast bakery Sprinkles (50 E. Walton St.). The machine resembles a bank ATM, with a touch screen and credit card reader, only it's bright pink. In between transactions, it plays a catchy jingle ("I love Sprinkles. Yes, I do. Yes, I do. The best cupcake in the world!")
February 7, 2013 |
Add “identity theft” to the list of things that are fun to watch in movies, but probably are a nightmare in real life. (This list also includes jumping down waterfalls, hacking someone's head off and kissing Johnny Depp. He just kinda looks to me like he doesn't floss, is all.) Unlike “Identity Thief,” nobody's going to make a blockbuster movie starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman about checking your credit report. But you should do it anyway. Here's how to avoid getting your identity stolen out here in real, non-Hollywood life.
April 22, 2014 |
Eight hundred dollars would buy a lot of bourbon and barbecue. That's how much money a Chicago man was accused of spending with a fake card Saturday to purchase gift cards from the River North restaurant Bub City, county prosecutors said. Michael Spencer, 25, of the 7300 block of South California Avenue, was arrested Saturday just after 8:30 p.m. and charged with possession of a counterfeit credit card after he allegedly tried to buy eight $100 gift cards to the restaurant with a fake card.