Police Blotter: Oct. 7

Marissa Mizroch, Reporter

Woman arrested in connection with fraudulent checks

A woman was arrested after attempting to use a fraudulent traveler’s check on Sunday, police said.

Police were called to a Best Buy located at 2301 Howard St. after a woman attempted to pay for a cell phone charger with an American Express traveler’s check, Evanston police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

Police were able to retrieve the check, along with two other American Express traveler’s checks. American Express confirmed the checks to be counterfeit, Parrott said.

The woman was charged with a misdemeanor count of deceptive practice, police said.

Skokie residents attacked in Evanston

Two Skokie residents were attacked after purchasing a car Friday, police said.

Two men, 20 and 21, received a ride from an acquaintance to the 2400 block of Dempster Street to purchase a new car, Parrott said.

Two unknown people approached the Skokie men and forcibly looked through their pockets, Parrott said. The men then hit the Skokie residents with their fists, he said.

The pair took the key belonging to the recently purchased vehicle. One of the men who was attacked was injured with a cut to the forehead.

It is believed that the attackers were acquainted with the person who gave the two men a ride. Detectives are following up on the incident, which was might have been caught on video, Parrott said.

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