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Woman tries to use fake ID to cash check

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

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Employees at the Commercial Bank and Trust at 1776 Vernon Road called LaGrange police about 11 a.m. Wednesday after a woman allegedly tried to commit bank fraud.

An employee told the officer the woman came to the drive-through and attempted to cash a $750 check from another person’s account.

During the transaction, the employee asked the woman to wait because the amount in the account could not cover the check. The woman then drove off, leaving behind her driver’s license, which was fake, and the check.

Bank employees contacted the account holder, who told them she was not aware of a missing check but had placed a check in her mailbox to pay a bill.

Police were investigating.

Entering autos

• A woman told LaGrange police someone stole several items from her daughter’s Toyota Camry parked in the 200 block of Gordon Street between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. The thief broke a window and took a Brighton purse worth $300, $50 cash, a credit card, and driver’s license and insurance cards. According to the daughter, her parents received emails advising the card had been used, racking up more than $753 in fraudulent charges.

• A woman said a thief rummaged through her car and stole her gun while she dropped her child off at daycare at First Baptist Church on the Square at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday. The victim told officers she left her 2003 Toyota Camry unlocked for about five minutes. When she returned, her purse containing a 9 mm Smith and Wesson handgun, valued at $350, was missing.

Stolen dirt bike

A man called LaGrange police about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday after noticing his 2006 Baja DR125 dirt bike, valued at $1,300, missing from his home in the 600 block of South Lee Street. The victim said the bike was chained up, but someone had cut it.

All information in this report is gathered from official law enforcement and public safety reports and releases. It is the policy of the Daily News to list the names of people charged with felonies.

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