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updated: 8/26/2011 5:15 PM

Fox Valley police reports

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Elgin

• A 42-year-old Elgin man told police Thursday someone used his identity to open a credit card that now has a balance of $3,728, police said. The man reported the incident Thursday, after Chase Bank refused to issue a credit card to him. The bank pointed to the outstanding debt on the other card that it discovered during a credit check.

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• Between Wednesday and Thursday someone broke into a 2006 Honda Civic and stole its $400 radio, police said. The car was parked in the 1500 block of Mildred Avenue and police said the suspect entered the car by shattering the rear passenger window.

• Between Aug. 16 and Tuesday someone stole a computer monitor and briefcase from a school in the 500 block of Sports Way, police said.

• Someone broke into a home Thursday in the 700 block of St. John Street and stole a cellphone, credit cards and checkbook, police said.

Kane County

• The owner of a house in the 46W400 block of Woodview Parkway in Hampshire reported home repair fraud occurred between Aug. 3 and 20. The owner had arranged with a tenant to repair and remodel the home, including repairing a staircase, and had set up a charge account at a Home Depot store for the tenant to purchase supplies. The tenant bought $5,189 worth of items, some of which were not for this project, including copper tubing. The owner told a deputy that when confronted about this, the suspect told the owner "Sorry, I screwed up. I'm going into rehab in the city." The owner has not been able to reach the tenant since then.

• A resident of the 33W0-99 block of Sunset Park Drive in Dundee Township reported that his debit card was used to make $170.65 in fraudulent purchases Aug. 20 or 21. The card was used to buy items from an online store. The bank indicated the transaction took place in London, and that another purchase had been attempted in Germany.

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