SUNDAY, FEB. 24
Obstruction of ID
Natalie Wojcik, 29, of the 6400 block of South Euclid in Oak Park, was charged with obstructing identification following a cab fare dispute. A cab driver told police Wojcik failed to pay her $28 fare from Chicago to River Forest. Police said she claimed she didn't have any identification on her and gave a fake name to an officer. A second passenger in the cab paid the fare, and the driver didn't pursue any further criminal charges.
FRIDAY, FEB. 22
Shannon Bedgood, 47, of Westchester, was charged with retail theft. Police were called to Whole Foods Market, 7245 W. Lake St., in response to a shoplifter. A store loss prevention officer said Bedgood left the store without paying for $177 in food and cosmetics.
According to the Sun-Times, Bedgood was twice placed on probation for engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, and also for driving under the influence of alcohol in 2008.
A purse and cell phone were stolen from an unlocked car parked in the 700 block of Ashland sometime between 10 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. Feb. 22. The estimated loss was $400.
A woman told police her Coach wallet was taken sometime between 8:55 p.m. and 9:10 p.m., possibly while she was shopping at Walgreen's, 7251 W. Lake St. The estimated loss was $200. It was later learned that the victim's credit cards were used at two gas stations in Forest Park.
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