A woman accused of using an elderly woman’s credit card stolen from a Johnsburg Walmart and charging thousands of dollars in gift cards on it at Home Depots in McHenry and Volo is in custody in an Indiana jail, Johnsburg Police Chief Keith Von Allmen said late Wednesday.
Gina Alejandra Ortiz-Mogollon, 28, of the 2300 block of Oak Park Avenue in Chicago, is charged with two counts of aggravated ID theft of an elderly person exceeding $300 but not $10,000, Class 2 felonies, as well as unlawful possession of another’s identification card, exceeding $150, according to the complaint signed by a Johnsburg police officer filed in the McHenry County courthouse.
Earlier Wednesday, a McHenry County judge issued a $50,000 warrant for her arrest.
Von Allmen said she was arrested in Warsaw, Indiana, and is in the custody of Kosciusko County Jail.
Von Allmen said the credit card was stolen from the woman’s purse that was in her shopping cart while she was being distracted.
There could be others charged in connection with the theft, Von Allmen said.
On or about 1 p.m. July 3, Ortiz-Mogollon allegedly “knowingly” used a personal identification document, being a credit card, of a person who is older than 60 years “to fraudulently obtain $1,589.25 worth of Home Depot gift cards” from the McHenry Home Depot, according to the complaint.
About a half hour later on the same date, Ortiz-Mogollon allegedly committed the same act of ID theft at the Home Depot in Volo. This time, she is accused of “fraudulently” using the same person’s credit card to buy $1,297.47 in gift cards, according to the complaint.