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Police Blotter: Resident Scammed of $12,000 for Timeshare Sale

The following information was supplied by the Buffalo Grove Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction. Email cristel@patch.com with questions about this blotter.

Police Blotter: Resident Scammed of $12,000 for Timeshare Sale

ANIMALS

A resident of the 1400 block of Mill Creek Drive turned over to police a black and white cat that wandered into her garage at 8:10 p.m. Dec. 18. The cat had no collar or tags and did not have a microchip. The cat was taken to Kings Kennel. 

FOUND PROPERTY
A Shell gas station clerk gave police three ID cards, each with a different owner, on Dec. 18. An officer was able to contact one owner who came to the police department to pick up his card. The officer was unable to obtain telephone numbers for the other owners and will send a notice in the mail.

IDENTITY THEFT

A resident reported Dec. 17 that fraudulent credit cards and loans that have been obtained in her name in the last month. The resident has contacted the credit bureaus to place an alert.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON

A resident reported a possibly intoxicated man was rummaging through garbage at 10:20 a.m. Dec. 18 on the 800 block of Checker Drive. An officer made contact with the man, who was not intoxicated but has a physical impairment that affects his balance. The man cleared the police state database and had a valid driver’s license and vehicle license.

THEFTS

A resident reported that someone made an unauthorized $323.04 charge on his debit card on Dec. 14. The bank will issue a refund.

A resident told police Dec. 17 that he was contacted by a man in June who asked the resident if he would like to sell his timeshare with Wyndham Properties. When the resident said yes, the man requested initial funds for a title fee. The man made additional requests for closing costs and other fees. The money was always sent through Western Union. The resident has given $12,000. When the resident contacted Wyndham Properties, the resident was advised that they do not know the man and no activity has taken place with regard to his property.

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