Ex-employee is caught using the company’s name to commit fraud

“I was assigned to investigate a commercial burglary where the business suspected an ex-employee. I then entered the subject as a person of interest. Soon after I began receiving notifications of the subject’s transaction activity. When I checked the items sold I contacted the victim who stated that the sold items were not items that were stolen from his business. However, upon further review the victim discovered that those items had been fraudulently rented from a tool distributor using his business name. The tool distributor was then contacted and advised of the fraud. The offense occurred in a different jurisdiction, but the distributor was able to locate their property and the information was passed on to that agency so that the proper charges could be filed.”

Det. John Pedric
South Holland Police Department