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Prosecutors: Man charged thousands to phony credit cards

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ST. CHARLES, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A Chicago man has been charged with felony forgery and identity theft after he bought thousands of dollars of merchandise on credit cards he was issued using a fake name, the Beacon-News is reporting.

Kane County court records show that on Dec. 16, Wardell Strong, 53, allegedly signed two credit card agreements at Best Buy and Target in North Aurora, using a false name.

According to prosecutors, Wardell had an identification card displaying stolen information, which he used to open up the credit accounts.

He attempted to charge thousands of dollars in merchandise using the forged credit cards, prosecutors said.

Wardell was charged with felony identification theft, two counts of felony forgery, and possession of an altered identification card, prosecutors said.

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