Resident falls victim to bitcoin scam – Chicago Tribune

The following was taken from reports and news releases from area police departments. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.

Traffic offenses

A resident reported at 3:56 p.m. on September 13 that her vehicle, parked at Forest Hills School, 5000 Central Avenue, was struck by another vehicle which backed into her car and drove off without stopping. Unreported loss.

Juan De De Dios Rosales Del Muro, 25, of the 5300 block of South Maplewood, Chicago, was charged at 9:52 p.m. Sept. 14 at Grand Avenue and 55th Street with not having a valid driver’s license, driving a uninsured vehicle and speeding.

Motor vehicle burglary

Two residents, one on the 1400 block of Sunset Terrace, the other on the 4300 block of Western Avenue, reported around 8:30 a.m. on September 13 that their unlocked vehicles had been ransacked overnight. Nothing was missing from the vehicle at 4300; a $1,400 briefcase was missing from the vehicle at 1400 Sunset Avenue.

Identity theft

A resident of the 5100 block of Harvey Avenue reported at 5:10 p.m. on September 10 that he was the victim of a scam where he withdrew $78,000 from various banks and placed it in bitcoin machines.

Hank Beckman is a freelance journalist for Pioneer Press.