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U.S. Secret Service investigating Minooka identity theft spree

Police hope to have answers within 2 weeks

MINOOKA – Contrary to rumors, the Minooka Police Department has not arrested anyone in connection with a recent string of identity thefts, Police Chief Justin Meyer said in a statement Wednesday afternoon.

Minooka police received at least 70 reports of identity theft earlier this month.

Meyer said the department was initially in contact with a law enforcement agency in Missouri that had arrested two people on charges related to “card cloning.” The pair happened to be in the Bloomington-Normal area earlier this month. Evidence found in the investigation, however, had no ties to Minooka.

The department is working with the U.S. Secret Service, Meyer said, which has collected extensive bank records provided by victims.

“The USSS is now analyzing that data and hopefully can provide our department, and you, the answers we are looking for in one to two weeks,” Meyer said in the statement.

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