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Women arrested for identity theft

Two Chicago women face nearly three dozen charges of identity theft after an employee at the Enterprise Rent-A-Car office in Evanston’s Maple Avenue garage became suspicious about a credit card one was trying to use.

Evanston Police Commander Tom Guenther says that when the employee asked about the card, the woman became nervous, grabbed the card back and fled from the office.

Two Chicago women face nearly three dozen charges of identity theft after an employee at the Enterprise Rent-A-Car office in Evanston’s Maple Avenue garage became suspicious about a credit card one was trying to use.

Evanston Police Commander Tom Guenther says that when the employee asked about the card, the woman became nervous, grabbed the card back and fled from the office.

Enterprise employees called police after they saw the woman get into a white Ford Escape and drive from the area.

Shortly after that 5:15 p.m. Monday encounter, Evanston police located and stopped the car and found two women inside.

Guenther says one, identified as Janeen Enise Brown, 31, of 5793 N. Ridge, who was later identified as the one who’d gone to the rental counter, had a suspended drivers license and four credit cards in the car that didn’t belong to her or her companion. He said she also had a stolen driver’s license and credit cards in the theft victim’s name.

Guenther said the other woman, identified as Marcella Renee Miles, 34, of 7120 S. Parnell, had 30 different credit card numbers with related personal information those cards’ owners.

Both women are scheduled to appear Nov. 30 in Skokie district court.

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