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Elburn police reports

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 5:33 a.m. CDT

• A man, 27, of the 400 block of Conley Drive, Elburn, told police on Aug. 27 that he believed he had been the victim of check fraud. He said he had agreed to participate in the Income Booster Mystery Shopper Group program. To begin the program, he was issued a check for $1,490 and was told to cash it. He was to keep $350 for himself, use a portion of the check to purchase items with, and then wire $990 to someone in New York. He cashed the check Aug. 13 and wired the money the same day. On Aug. 19, he was told by a money transfer company that the check was fraudulent, and he owed $1,515. The man then filed a claim with the bank and notified police.

• Police are investigating two burglaries at restaurants near the corner of Route 38 and Route 47 in Elburn during the overnight hours of Sept. 3 and 4. In the first, at a pizza restaurant in the 100 block of East Route 38, police said owners told them someone had broken into the restaurant through the front door and took about $15,000 from a cash drawer in the restaurant’s office. Later that night, police said someone broke into a restaurant in the 100 block of Valley Drive through the locked back door, taking $100 and an Apple iPad. Both incidents were reported to police on Sept. 4.

• A man, 18, of the 2000 block of Wagner Road, Batavia, told police he believed someone had taken his wallet while he was attending a wake at a funeral home in the 100 block of West Pierce Street, Elburn, on Sept. 5.

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