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updated: 7/29/2014 1:07 PM

St. Charles man faces more theft-by-fraud charges

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  • Peter A. Mazzara

    Peter A. Mazzara


A St. Charles man already facing charges of stealing more than $500,000 was arrested July 18 on charges he stole from a former co-worker.

Peter A. Mazzara, 36, is charged with forgery, identity theft and theft/exerting unauthorized control, according to court records. The report lists two addresses for him: the 4000 block of Pheasant Court and the 200 block of North Riverside Avenue.

According to a St. Charles police report, in February 2014 a former co-worker told police he suspected Mazzara had used his identity to steal about $3,200 from the Lincoln National Insurance Co. The complainant had underwritten a life insurance policy in 2009, and the money was due as a commission on the premiums.

He did not know anything was amiss until he received a 1099 income tax report from the Internal Revenue Service in January 2014, and learned three electronic fund transfers had been sent to a bank.

Mazzara is charged with forging a letter to the insurance agency, with the bank's letterhead, directing it to send the money to a bank account in his name.

Bail was set at $100,000, and Mazzara posted $10,000 bond July 18, when he was in Kane County court on another case.

It's the second felony case brought against Mazzara this year. In January, he was charged with theft by deception; the charges are he wrote bad checks to buy a house valued at more than $500,000 in Campton Hills.

Prosecutors July 18 filed a motion saying Mazzara had violated the terms of his bail on that case by being charged with the new felony.

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