Michelle A. Spangler, 38, of the 100 block of Evans Street, Aurora, reportedly conned a former neighbor in the 0-99 block of Primrose Lane, Oswego.
Oswego Police first received a report for theft back on Dec. 3, 2012 and executed a search warrant at Spangler's residence in Oswego and seized numerous items, which included proceeds from the reported theft allegation as well as financial records.
During the nearly 12-month investigation, Police determined that Spangler had coerced the victim into opening numerous credit card accounts as well as purchasing a vehicle. The credit lines were used to purchase numerous items at retail establishments and gift cards that totaled approximately $40,000.
The victim said that Spangler alleged she would pay him back after receiving money from a civil settlement that was determined to be fake.
On Oct. 15, a Kendall County judge issued an arrest warrant for Spangler for the following offenses:
- Organizer of continued financial crimes enterprise - Class X Felony
- Financial institution fraud for misappropriation of financial property - Class 3 Felony
- Financial institution fraud - Class 2 Felony
- Theft by deception - Class 2 Felony