Chicago Man Arrested in Dixon on Identity Theft and Fraud Charges


On Wednesday, October 18th, the Dixon Police Department was contacted by a local bank that reported a skimming device was located on the ATM located in the drive thru. A skimming device was installed on an ATM or other points of sale to record cardholder’s PINs and card information.

Detectives began an investigation and were able to coordinate with other law enforcement agencies to establish a pattern by the individuals placing the skimming devices. Detectives also obtained video surveillance of the individual that placed the device.

Several members of the Dixon Police Department conducted surveillance on the ATM for several hours. Detectives observed a male that matched the description from the video ash he was walking to the ATM. Detectives made contact with the male and took him into custody.

The male initially provided false identification and was later identified as Ionut Giuliano Boboc of Chicago, Illinois. Boboc was charged with two counts of Identity Theft being a Class X and Class 1 Felonies. Boboc was processed and taken to Lee County Jail. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.

Citizens are reminded to check their bank account activity on a regular basis and report any fraudulent activity to the bank and the police department.

The charges are merely allegations and all parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty. If anyone recognizes the subjects or has information, they are asked to contact the Dixon Police Department at 815-288-4411, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-Caught-U (1-888-228-4488.) Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible up to $1000.00 reward

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