Computer Scam, Business Victimized: Hinsdale Cops

HINSDALE, IL — In the last few days, Hinsdale police have handled cases involving a computer scam, check fraud, underage drinking, a DUI and damage. Here is information from the latest Hinsdale police reports:

  • A resident in the 10 block of North Bruner Street told police Nov. 23 that a pop-up window appeared saying the resident’s computer had been compromised. A suspect gained remote access to the resident’s computer and viewed personal and bank information. The suspect instructed the victim to buy $10,000 in gift cards to resolve the issue. The victim recognized the scam and did not buy the cards.
  • A business check from The Hinsdalean, 7 W. First St., was altered, made payable to a suspect and cashed at a bank in Georgia. The incident was reported Wednesday.
  • William M. McTighe, 30, of Chicago, was arrested at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 25 in the 200 block of East 55th Street on charges of DUI, improper lane use, following too closely and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. The suspect refused testing to determine his blood-alcohol content. He was released and given a date to appear in court.
  • An AT&T electrical box and street sign were damaged shortly before midnight Thursday at Garfield Avenue and Seventh Street.
  • Tess Anne Waldron, 19, of Hinsdale, was cited at 4:30 a.m. Sunday in the 400 block of East Third Street on charges of driving with a suspended license and consumption of alcohol by a person under 21. In the same stop, Emeri Nicole Sana, 20, of Willowbrook, was cited on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a person under 21. Police found open containers of alcohol in the car. The pair were released and given a date to appear in court.

Police report information is provided by local police departments. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

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