Editor’s note: The following incidents were listed among the official reports of local law enforcement agencies and court clerks. Readers are reminded that an arrest or charge does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination.
Email scammers posing as attorney general reps
Attorney General Lisa Madigan today alerted Illinois business owners to a scam in which scammers send emails, or in some cases social media messages, posing as representatives of the Attorney General’s office in what is likely an attempt to con people into sending money or downloading malware.
Madigan’s office has received several complaints from Illinois business owners who have received emails from scammers pretending to be officials representing the Illinois Attorney General with false claims that complaints have been filed against the recipients’ businesses. Recipients are directed to a web link or attachment for more information about the alleged complaint. Madigan’s office warned that clicking on this link could install malware or viruses, such as ransomware or keylogging software, on their computers or networks.
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“When we contact businesses about consumer complaints, my office never sends messages via social media and never emails asking businesses to open a web link or attachment to obtain more information. Businesses should never click on such a link or attachment,” said Madigan. “If you are unsure whether the email or social media message you have received is a scam, contact my office directly.”
Madigan urged business owners who receive the emails not to click any links, immediately delete the message and contact her office to report the correspondence by visiting her website or by calling her Consumer Fraud Hotline:
▪ 1-800-386-5438 (Chicago);
▪ 1-800-243-0618 (Springfield); or
▪ 1-800-243-0607 (Carbondale).
Highland man charged with intent to deliver cannabis
Highland police charged Austin E. Goldsborough, 20, of Highland on June 6 him with possession with intent to deliver more than 30 grams cannabis.
Goldsborough was also wanted on warrants from multiple police agencies. He was wanted by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department for failure to appear in court on a charge of unlawful consumption of liquor by a minor. He was wanted in Clinton County for failure to appear in court on a charge of criminal damage to property. He was wanted in Bond County on for obstructing identification, speeding and and not having a valid driver’s license. Highland police also had warrants for Goldsborough for failure to appear in court on charges of unlawful consumption of liquor by a minor and domestic battery.
Highland woman charged with exploiting elderly
Angel Knite Roles, 27, of Highland was charged with financial exploitation of an elderly person. Police allege that Roles wrote checks from an elderly family member’s account and made other banking transactions totaling around $9,500 from November 2014 through June 2015.
HPD misdemeanor warrant arrest
▪ Justin D. O’Neill, 23, of Alhambra was arrested on June 10 on a warrant from Highland police for failure to appear in court on charges of driving while having a suspended license, and having a suspended vehicle registration.
HPD misdemeanors, tickets, citations
▪ No tickets issued.
▪ Drake Shelton, 21, of Highland was charged with a muffler violation.
▪ No tickets issued.
▪ A juvenile, 16 of Mulberry Grove was charged with having an expired vehicle registration.
▪ Cameron Johnson, 22, of Highland was charged with driving while having a suspended/revoked license and not having a valid vehicle registration.
▪ Ryan Beard, 37, of Highland was charged with a parking violation.
▪ Daniel Weiler, 23, of Alhambra was charged with improper lane usage.
▪ Patricia Buchholz, 76, of Troy was charged with failure to yield when making a left turn.
▪ Cody Voegele, 23, of Highland and Emily Cripps, 23, of Highland were each charged with illegal transportation of alcohol in the same incident.
▪ Bobbi G. Reisner, 46, of Greenville was charged with theft for allegedly taking several clothing items from Walmart.