Woman Hit with $700 in Fraudulent Credit Card Charges

Chicago Heights police reports, Nov. 7.

Deceptive Practices

A 36-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police she got a call from the risk management department of her bank telling her there had been a lot of activity on her credit card. The woman checked her bank statement and found more $700 in transactions at gas stations in Chicago and Highland, IN, according to the report. The woman said she was in possession of her credit card and had not let anyone borrow it. The credit card was cancelled and charges were reported fraudulent, police said.

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Chicken Smoke

Police and firefighters went to an apartment in the 800 block of Sangamon Street after getting reports of a possible fire, according to the report. Firefighters saw heavy smoke coming from inside apartment and knocked on the locked door, receiving no response. Firefighter forced the door open and searched all rooms, finding no one. They then found the source of all the smoke: chicken burning in a pot on top of the stove. The pot was removed and the smoke was cleared out, police said. The owner of the property was informed about the incident and attempted to contacted his tenant, to no avail.

Family Fight

A 19-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police she was in an argument with her husband about family visiting when he slapped her in the face. Police saw no injuries on the woman and she refused medical attention, according to the report.

Stolen Handicap Sticker

A 90-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police she placed her handicap placard in her glove box while she was at a car wash on Halsted Street. When she later went to retrieve the placard, it was gone, according to the report.

Flying Rock

A 22-year-old Chicago Heights man told police an unknown person threw a large rock through his dining room window just after 10 p.m. Police were unable to locate the offender, according to the report. 

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