FRIDAY, AUG. 30
A 33-year-old Chicago Heights woman found out that someone was using her identity to open multiple Comcast accounts over the course of two years, according to a Chicago Heights police report. The woman told police she ran a TransUnion credit report on Aug. 20 and found several open accounts.
Three accounts dated in 2013 racked up more than $4,000 in charges, the report states. A charge from 2012 amounted to about $854 of the fraudulent billing. The accounts were all listed in her name and another person named Melvin Brown, whom she did not know but determined he lived in Chicago.
MONDAY, AUG. 26
Bank Account Troubles
A 30-year-old Chicago Heights woman tried to open a Bank of America account, only to discover someone else was using her social security number, according to a report.The woman learned that the account opened with her social security number was done under the last name of Brown, the report states. She also had filed a report early that month after someone had gained access to her Chase Bank account.
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