Man Forged $500 Visa Credit Cards: Cops

A 22-year-old Chicago man faces felony charges after he was brought in for questioning on Jan. 8.

A Chicago man accused of passing off altered credit cards as legitimate ones faces felony charges.

Bail was set at $50,000 for Demetrius D. Cook, 22, of the 9300 block of South Normal, according to police. He was charged with two counts of felony forgery.

Evergreen Park police said Cook walked into US Bank, 9200 S. Western, on Aug. 19 and Aug. 30 with $500 Bank of America Visa credit cards that had been changed to have his name.

Cook was brought in for questioning on Jan. 8, when he allegedly admitted to knowing that the credit cards had never been issued in his name and committing the forgeries, according to police.

Cook is due on Feb. 3 in Bridgeview court.

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