Updated: December 12, 2012 6:41AM
Party hosting charged: A 50-year-old St. Charles woman has been charged with hosting a party attended by under-aged drinkers, police announced Friday. Police said Lisa J. Lorenzini of the 200 block of Persimmon Drive was charged with violating the “social hosting” city ordinance, which calls for a fine of $250 to $500 if convicted. Police said that at 9:15 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, officers were dispatched to a possible underage drinking party at Persimmon and Hunt Club Drive. The first two officers to arive said they found numerous cars and juveniles filtering around the block and found the site of the party, but as they approached the house, a large number of juveniles fled through the back door. Some were even seen climbing out of windows, the officers sad. A total of 71 people remained in the house. The parents of the 65 who were juveniles were contacted and asked to come to the scene to pick up their children. Police said four who were intoxicated — ages 15, 16, 17 and 17 — were charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor, under another city ordinance.
Too good to be true: An Elgin woman told police she appaently has been defrauded of $960 under a lottery winning scam. She said that on Oct. 24 she received a letter in the mail containing a check for $3,650 from the Mercury Insurance Group, which police said is a legitimate company based in Florida. She deposited that in her bank account. She also was told she had won $75,000 but because those winnings were in Britain, she needed to wire $960 to someone in London via Western Union as a tax payment, which she did. According to investigators, the insurance company check turned out to be a forgery and company officials told investigators they had gotten reports of con people sending out similar bogus checks under the company’s name in in three states. Meanwhile, the money the woman wired to London is gone and no $75,000 prize has shown up.
Fake ID: Teofilo Diaz-Roddriguez, 21, of Elgin was charged with using someone else’s state identification card in an effort to get into the Grand Victoria Casino on Nov. 4, police reported. He told officers he had found the card in the street.