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Police Investigate Link Card Fraud at Evanston Stores

Evanston Police executed a search warrant Thursday on two businesses at Church Street and Dodge Avenue.

Police Investigate Link Card Fraud at Evanston Stores

executed a search warrant on two west side businesses Thursday as part of an on-going investigation involving Link card fraud, officials said.

Agents from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Secret Service assisted Evanston police officers in investigating and searching , 1901 Church St., and A.J. Wireless, located at 1700 Dodge Ave. Both businesses are located near the northwest corner of the intersection of Church Street and Dodge Avenue.

Police reported they recovered “records and numerous items of electronics from the search warrant locations,” and said that the stores may have been accepting stolen electronic devices in exchange for cash.

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During an early 2011 visit to A.J. Wireless, a man claiming to be a co-owner of the store told Evanston Patch that people had sometimes attempted to sell him stolen cell phones and other electronics, but that he had been working with police to identify such items and the people who sold them.

Police did not return phone calls for comment at the time of publication.

Two subjects are currently in police custody and charges are pending, authorities.

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