Welcome to the APBWeb.
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Pedro56's Avatar
    Pedro56 is offline Englewood Ranger/Infidel Extraordinaire
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    05-18-06
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    2,107
    Rep Power
    3876353

    Will These Morons Ever Learn?

    ATM thieves victimize patrons of Chicago bars
    Chicago police officer linked to robberies

    WLS By Ben Bradley

    May 4, 2007 - Thieves have been targeting intoxicated bar patrons in downtown Chicago, stealing their debit cards, then using an ATM to clean out the victims' accounts. A Chicago police officer is being linked to these robberies.

    The officer is not charged, and therefore, remains unidentified. Police did bring their case against him to the state's attorney, but prosecutors rejected charges until more evidence can be found.

    In the heart of the bar scene at State and Division, a night of drinking, mixing and mingling proved costly for at least one, and likely more bar patrons.

    One victim told ABC7 Chicago:

    "You make friends with people at a bar but never expect this to happen. I guess the lesson is you have to be more careful."

    Here' s how the scheme works: after several drinks, the thief befriends the bar patrons, after several drinks. Later, the two head to an ATM, where the suspects would allegedly memorize the victim's ATM code and then steal that card a little later.

    "They are looking over the shoulder to get the pin number. Some time during the course of the night, they are able to pick pocket the card," said Chicago Police Commander Tom Byrne. "We have approximately 20 cases reported over the past six weeks."

    Prosecutors have charged three men and are eyeing an officer for operating this seem this scheme over many months. Police got wise when a clerk at a Jewel spotted a suspect swiping a debit card that wasn't his. When the suspect walked out, he had more than $8,000 with him. Police watched as he got into the idling car of an off-duty Chicago police officer. That officer has been relieved of his police powers, but prosecutors have yet to bring charges.

    Police say there is nothing to suggest that the officer used his police powers directly in the scam. They do hope, they say, to gather more evidence and bring charges.

    ABC7 Chicago is told police may know the identity of the ring leader, the man who actually went into the bars and befriended them. But, they have not arrested him. Police also say the scheme is a reminder that ATM and debit cards are as valuable as cash and should be treated as such.
    http://www.lawenforcementforums.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic763_2.gif

    "I am the guy that keeps Mister Dead in his pocket." -'Mad' Max Rockatansky

    "An Englewood Ranger is no stranger to Danger.." -Unk

    Good Night Chesty Where Ever You Are.

    A Good Friend will bail you out of jail, but a true friend will be sitting next to you in the cell saying, "That was Awesome."

    God Made Police Men so Fireman Would Have Heroes.

  2. #2
    conalabu is offline Grasshopper
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    05-16-06
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    3,406
    Rep Power
    4019285
    no.
    And Shepards we shall be,
    for thee, My Lord, for thee,
    Power hath descended forth from Thy hand,
    That our feet may swiftly carry out Thy Command.
    So we shall flow a river forth to Thee
    And teeming with souls will it ever be.
    In Nomine Patris, Et Filli, Et Spiritus Sancti.

  3. #3
    countybear's Avatar
    countybear is offline BDRT - Baby Daddy Removal Team
    Verified LEO
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    01-18-07
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    6,512
    Rep Power
    4611628
    Seems that the Chi-town PD has been issuing duty footwear with targets attached to the instep lately, eh?

    C'mon guys, we are getting enough black eyes that we don't deserve.

    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
    - Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

    Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind,
    That from the nunnery
    Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
    To war and arms I fly.
    - Lovelace

    The opinions expressed by this poster are wholly his own, and should never be construed to even remotely be in representation of his employer, its agencies or assigns. In fact, they probably fail to be in alignment with the opinions of any rational human being.

 

 

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Time to learn the guitar!!!
    By nsb22 in forum Shenanigans
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-12-07, 09:05 PM
  2. Top 8 Morons Of '06!
    By foxxymomma50 in forum Shenanigans
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-28-07, 01:15 AM
  3. Morons Get No Cash
    By Pedro56 in forum In the News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-26-07, 10:58 AM
  4. Young's Wonderlic mishap helped us learn
    By Piggybank Cop in forum General Topics
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-23-07, 03:23 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •