CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Police are asking for help solving an identity theft case. Monday, March 9, authorities said a woman entered the University of Illinois Credit Union in the 200-block of East University Avenue, in Urbana, and tried opening an account using a victim’s identity.
A fraudulent driver’s license with the suspect’s picture and the victim’s information were presented. UICCU denied the woman services when she couldn’t answer the security questions correctly. The suspect left in a gold GMC SUV driven by a male, black.
The same suspect(s) were later able to successfully withdraw funds from a different victim’s account at a Busey Bank in Decatur. It’s not known how the victims’ identities were compromised.
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