Friday Blotter: DUI Leads to Accident; $22K Scammed

At Skokie Patch we update our blotter daily.

Stolen bicycle

A bicycle left unsecured in the 8100 block of Kilpatrick Avenue was reported stolen on Oct. 1. The bike was valued at about $150.

Deceptive practice

A man came into the Skokie police station to report that his credit card was used at a Walmart in South Carolina. The man told police he has never even been to the state.

DUI causes accident

Police responded to the 4700 block of Oakton Street regarding a motor vehicle crash on Sept. 21. According to the report, a sedan crashed into a semi truck.

Cindy J. Sharfman, 48, of the 4100 block of Miller Avenue in Glenview, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Sharfman had a blood alcohol content level of .121, according to the police report.

She would later be transported to Skokie Hospital to treat injuries. Sharfman was released the following day. The driver of the truck did not need medical attention.

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Dine and ditch at Village Inn

Police responded to a theft of services compliant at , 8050 Lincoln Ave., on Sept. 27. According to the report, a man came into the bar and set up a tab with his credit card. The suspect then ate and drank until his bill reached $110.

After finishing his meal, the subject stepped outside for a cigarette but never came back. Employees soon realized that the credit card he left behind was  inactive.

More than $22,000 illegally withdrawn

A woman came into the Skokie police station to report a deceptive practice on Sept. 28. According to the report, more than $22,000 was illegally withdrawn from her account through ATM machines across the country. Some of the transactions took place in New York and Kentucky. The victim told police she has no idea how this occurred.

Police suspect the woman may be a victim of ATM skimming. To read more on that subject,

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