Chicago man charged by Highland Park police with theft, forgery
Highland Park police charged a 29-year-old Chicago man with felony theft and forgery after discovering fraudulent documents, thousands of dollars in counterfeit money and other people's identification cards in his possession at an apartment, officials announced Thursday.
Parrish L. Livingston remains in Lake County jail after a judge set his bail at $250,000. He faces one count of theft in excess of $10,000 but less than $100,000, a class 2 felony, and one count of forgery, a class 3 felony, according to a Highland Park police news release Thursday.
Highland Park detectives were able to identify more than 100 victims throughout the United States, according to the news release. The victims will be contacted in the coming weeks by local authorities.
Highland Park police executed a search warrant on the 5000 block of North Sheridan Road in Chicago on Feb. 7. Police were aided by Browser, a dog trained in electronics detection from the Lake County state's attorney office. The team found several electronics devices that officers believe were used for criminal purposes as well as the fraudulent documents, counterfeit money and identification cards.
The search team also recovered a BMW SUV that police believe was purchased using fraudulent identification.
"This is yet another example of law enforcement working together to protect the citizens of Lake County," Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim said. "We are extremely happy that Browser could be of assistance to the Highland Park Police Department in solving this crime."
Livingston will next be before a Lake County judge on Feb. 25.