Police Reports: Counterfeit cash, mail forgery and text-message scam

These reports were pulled from the latest police summaries provided by departments in our coverage area (Wilmette, Winnetka, Northfield, Kenilworth and Glencoe).


May 10

• A counterfeit $100 bill reportedly was accepted on May 8 at Five Guys in Edens Plaza, 3232 Lake Avenue. The offender reportedly received $83 in change and left without the order.

• Credit cards and cash reportedly were stolen from a purse in an unlocked car parked at Plaza del Lago, 1515 Sheridan Road. Someone reportedly attempted to use the cards in another location.

May 8

• Jewelry reportedly was stolen from a home in the 800 block of Westerfield Drive.


May 6

• A mailed check reportedly was stolen, altered and cashed for an amount that exceeds $5,000.

• More than $120 reportedly was charged to a fraudulent Verizon Wireless account taken out in a resident’s name.

May 5

• A car reportedly was broken into between 3:50-4:15 a.m. in the 500 block of Arbor Vitae Road.

April 28

• A laptop reportedly was stolen from a car in the 500 block of Chestnut Street.


May 5

• A check for more than $8,000 reportedly was forged in a resident’s name; however, there was no reported financial loss.

• A resident reportedly discovered $1,000 in credit card transactions after answering a text message from an unknown sender and providing personal information.


May 6

• A resident reportedly confronted an unknown individual who was breaking into their vehicle. The individual reportedly apologized and fled the scene.


Nothing reported between May 5-May 11 that fits The Record’s editorial guidelines for publication.

The Record’s police reports are taken from police-activity summaries prepared by local police departments. Police Reports contain public information from preliminary reports and are not a complete listing of all police activity. The Record does not publish the names of individuals arrested for nonviolent crimes in preliminary reports unless the incident is a matter of public safety or has broad community implications. All arrestees are innocent until proven guilty.


This article was developed using publicly available information, such as press releases, municipal records and social media posts.