Police Blotter: Former Officemax employee charged with forgery

Jeremy Margolis, Reporter

A 39-year-old former OfficeMax employee who reportedly stole $7,400 from the store over a three-month period was charged with forgery Monday, police said.

The loss prevention manager of the store, 2255 Howard St., reported the thefts to police Dec. 15, Evanston Police Department spokesman Perry Polinski said.

The employee was initially questioned at the time, but the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office requested additional supporting documentation which it obtained more recently, Polinski said.

The employee is due in court March 4.

Custom bicycle stolen from Hinman Avenue garage

A 37-year-old Evanston woman reported that a custom-made bicycle was stolen from her garage in the 1000 block of Hinman Avenue Monday morning, police said.

The woman said the bicycle was taken between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., Polinski said.

The bicycle has a custom wooden cargo platform, he added.

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