Maywood Man, On Parole For Fraud, Caught Buying Things With Fake ID

Monday, February 9, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Darnell Murry, who was caught in an alleged fraud earlier this month. | Courtesy Cook County Sheriff 

One prosecutor once said that Darnell Murry, 43, of Maywood, was “incapable of reform,” a 2016 Chicago Tribune article pointed out. Two years ago, Murry was sentenced to five years in prison for a stealing at least $40,000 in a credit card scam.

According to the Illinois attorney general’s office, “Murry used stolen identities to defraud suburban retailers like Costco, Macy’s and Meijer,” the Tribune reported back then.

“Murry would obtain credit card account numbers and then would add himself as an authorized secondary cardholder to obtain credit cards,” the paper reported.

Murry had been out on parole on April 4 when he got caught up in a similar scam, this time at an Evergreen Park Menards.

The Evergreen Patch reports that, according to prosecutors, “Murry tried to purchase $2,566 in merchandise using a Menard Big Card application with another person’s information. Murray allegedly presented a fake driver’s license with his photo but the other person’s information.”

Murry faces felony charges of theft and possession of a fraudulent ID. He has 11 other convictions prior to those and has been handed prison sentences for “theft, forgery and misuse of a credit card,” Patch reports.

Read the full Patch report here. Read the full Tribune report here. VFP 

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