Man charged with identify theft to purchase a motorcycle and car valued at over $130,000

earl chapman Earl D Chapman, 27 of Chicago Illinois has been charged with two counts of felonyTheft-False Representation >$10,000 and two counts of felony Misappropriate ID Info – Obtain Money. He was given a $25,000 cash bond after appearing in Racine Circuit Court on Friday afternoon, His preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 2, 2016.

According to the criminal complaint on May 4,2016 Burlington Police were dispatched to Landmark Credit Union at 973 Milwaukee Ave., in Burlington reference a bank fraud in-progress. Officers spoke with the manager who described the defendant, identifying himself as M.R.B. reference an Illinois drivers license.

The manager stated the defendant opened an savings account the prior day and was approved for an online auto loan for $58,231.41 to purchase a Campagna T-Rex 16SP motorcycle from a dealer in Illinois. The defendant closed on the loan and left the bank, the branch was contacted by a main office stating that the transaction was fraudulent and a stop payment was issued, the complaint reads.

The complaint reads on May 5,2016 Investigators contacted the dealership and learned the defendant had been taken into custody by Glendale Heights Police Department when the defendant and another party arrived to pick up the motorcycle.

Officers further learned that the defendant purchased a 2016 Dodge Hellcat for $86,720 from a dealership in Burlington Wisconsin. Officers were able to identify the defendant from the scanned ID the dealership had on file.

Officers with the Burlington Police Department were contacted by the Mundelein Illinois Police Department reference and identity theft made by M.R.B. Officers were able to determine that the victim and defendant did not look anything a like.