CHICAGO — A South Shore man was charged with identity theft after police found a credit card mill in a building in which he was living, officials said.
Police were called to a home in the 2200 block of East 70th Place about 11:35 a.m. Wednesday for a court-ordered eviction of Davenkeith Howard, 36, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
While there, police saw credit cards, credit card embossers and other machines that are used to make fake credit cards, a statement said.
An investigation was launched into Howard’s alleged fraud by Cook County Sheriff’s Police, Chicago police and the U.S. Secret Service, officials said.
Howard was charged with aggravated identity theft, identity theft and possession of document-making implements. He was ordered held on $150,000 bond Friday, police said.