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Financial crimes on the rise in Illinois

Posted: Monday, Feb 18th, 2013

ILLINOIS—The Illinois State Police Zone II Investigations saw a 10 percent increase in financial crimes they investigated in 2012. Last year the ISP opened 46 cases involving potential financial crimes, up from 41 in 2011. For the first month of 2013, the ISP already opened seven cases and has made three arrests.

“A large number of cases we investigate involve allegations of embezzlement from non-profits or small business,” said Captain Jim Winters of the Illinois State Police. “Of those cases, a majority are instances where volunteers at non-profits or employees at small businesses take advantage of their access to financial assets.”

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