Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Thief Who Preyed on Elderly Lady Surrenders: Police

JOLIET, IL — A thief wanted for allegedly exploiting an elderly lady by writing checks in her name, stealing her cash, and using her identity to purchase electronics surrendered to the police Thursday evening.

Vivian Burgos, 29, faces charges of aggravated identity theft, financial exploitation of the elderly, and theft. Burgos was released on $5,000 bail.

Burgos lives in Aurora, according to police. The warrant for her arrest lists addresses for her in both Joliet and Marseilles.

Burgos used a 72-year-old woman’s identity to purchase more than $300 worth of electronics, according to a criminal complaint on file in Will County court. Burgos also allegedly wrote checks to herself from the same woman’s bank account for more than $300, and stole more than $500 cash.

In total, Burgos may have stolen as much as $17,000, according to the complaint.

Burgos did all of this in May, the complaint said.

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Thief Who Preyed on Elderly Lady Surrenders: Police

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